No Response to County from Sewer District Commissioners on Owed Money

Only a few Rockland County government officials who were sent letters in June from the County Executive’s office regarding money they were paid from the sewer district have responded. According to Ed Day’s office County Attorney Thomas Humbach uncovered in March that thirteen supervisors, town board members, and mayors received letters informing them they were not entitled to salaries they received for their positions as sewer commissioners over the years. All of those on the list, including former and current officials from Orangetown, Clarkstown, Spring Valley, Sloatsburg, Ramapo, and Hillburn received letters in June, requiring them to pay back the overall $90,000 given to the group through the years. According to the Journal News Clarkstown Supervisor Alex Gromack so far has been the only one to pay back his salary, and two others have responded with their own letters. Owner Clarkstown board member John Maloney claimed in a letter that the $13,400 he received was after he left office and was serving as a citizen representative. Former Orangetown Supervisor Thom Kleiner stated in his response that he will not be paying back the $1,500 he made, arguing that the salary had been approved by the County Legislature and Executive. The other officials who received letters allegedly have yet to respond, despite the deadline of June 30 and the threat of lawsuits.

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