Potsdam Town Council cuts hours of court peace officer position from 15 to up to 10 hours weekly
BY CRAIG FREILICH
North Country This Week
POTSDAM -- The Town Council cut the hours of the court peace officer position from 15 hours a week to up to 10 hours a week, unless circumstances require more.
Peace Officer Tim Rivers addressed the Sept. 10 regular meeting during the public comment period to express some consternation over what at that moment was only a proposal he had heard, because that left uncertainty about what his position would be and how many hours he would be working.The board had gone into executive session earlier for a "discussion of the employment history of a particular person." Supervisor Ann Carvill said there would be a resolution related to that discussion afterward.
The resolution, approved unanimously, was introduced and said the position would be for "up to 10 hours/week unless unexpected or unusual circumstances arise and with the understanding that input from the Town Justices will be sought to fashion a job description."