Ogdensburg lawmakers repeal charter change

Ogdensburg lawmakers repeal charter change
City of Ogdensburg (Source: WWNY)

OGDENSBURG, N.Y. (WWNY) - Ogdensburg lawmakers have repealed a change to the city charter that would have made it tougher to fire a city manager.

Last month, members of city council unanimously voted to make it more difficult to remove the city manager, a job now held by Sarah Purdy.

The vote changed the number of council members it takes to fire a city manager. It changed from four votes, a simple majority, to five votes, a super majority.

During Monday night’s meeting, lawmakers unanimously decided to go back to the original charter, meaning it now takes four council votes to dismiss the city manager instead of five.

Also during the meeting, council approved the 2020 budget and kept the tax rate steady at $19.8598 per $1,000 of assessed value.

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