Woodbury Assistant Town Clerk Laid Off

First selectman said he couldn't justify the extra position in the budget.

Woodbury First Selectman William J. Butterly Jr. laid off Assistant Town Clerk Judy Ryan on Monday saving taxpayers $42,516, the Waterbury Republican-American reports. 
Butterly told the paper that revenues are down 30 percent for the department and he couldn't justify the position in the budget. 
Read the Waterbury Republican-American's full story here. 
Jerry Plant July 03, 2014 at 12:41 PM
Additionally, the towns insurance company will NOT COVER any non-employee of the town driving a town owned vehicle. Billy Butterly knowledge allowed Rich LaMoth to drive the highway truck before he was even hired as an employee. Rich LaMoth had an accident with the Town owned truck. He hit someone with the plow truck. The police gave the ticket to the other guy. billy Butterly continues to place the town into libelous situations without any disregard for the law.
Lisa July 03, 2014 at 01:19 PM
Diana , yes they make it impossible to fight , so here is to the budget I will keep voting no ! I can't even imagine what the taxes will be when they start the High School project .
George Washington July 03, 2014 at 04:47 PM
What a sad world we live in.
Don Sherman July 03, 2014 at 05:49 PM
Lisa: The impact the promoters tried sell was "less than $100.00 per year". They knew before they went public the average burden for Woodbury taxpayers was, IIRC, $483.00 per year. That "minor impact" is likely to swell: the bond interest will be affected by the legal wrangling; the question regarding the roof and its impact on the state reimbursement was never answered; upgrades mandated by Public Act 13-3 were not included in the design specifications. If your assessment was higher than average, your impact will be higher than average. No statutory public notice. 4 votes. 63.8 MILLION dollars. (And Segarra in Hartford is getting flack for a 60 million dollar minor-league ball park; Woodbury taxpayers should be so lucky.) You DO remember one of the prime-movers behind the get-out-the-vote to pass the referendum, no? Your recently retired selectman Michelle Ecsedy.
Jerry Plant July 03, 2014 at 06:18 PM
Oh yes and let's not forget our BOF Chairman, Alex DeSorbo. "Vote Yes for the Children". Very little of the renovation package is reimbursable by the state. Hold onto you wallets and purses.


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