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October 20, 2013

Niagara Town Board looks to ethics panel over insurance coverage issue; wants town finances checked out


Niagara Gazette — Sklarski questioned the need for the audit, noting that the town’s finances and procedures have been reviewed on several occasions by the state in the past. 

“When they do an audit, they make sure we are following generally accepted procedures,” he said. 

As to the request for an opinion about the supervisor’s standing, Sklarski noted that there have been instances in other local communities, including Niagara Falls, where elected officials were accused of crimes and did not step down while they defended their cases in court. He said the town’s attorney has already said the law does not require Richards to take a leave from his post under current circumstances.

“The supervisor isn’t convicted of anything,” Sklarski said. “He’s accused.”

Richards has previously described the charges leveled against him as the work of his political opponents in the town.

When asked if the measures approved during Tuesday’s meeting were motivated in anyway by politics or personalities, Sklarski said: “I would hope that it’s strictly a town issue that has nothing to do with the supervisor. I would hope it is strictly related to town business and that’s the way it should be.” 

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