Meeting postponed on Copenhagen mayor’s future

Updated: Nov. 24, 2020 at 2:29 PM EST
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COPENHAGEN, N.Y. (WWNY) - The village of Copenhagen’s mayor retired last week, but it’s mostly a formality.

Mayor Kenneth Clark says he technically had to retire from the board in order to collect benefits after leaving his day job.

Tuesday morning, there was a special meeting planned for the village board to either reappoint Clark or appoint a new mayor, but it was postponed due to technical difficulties.

The village now plans to hold that meeting next Wednesday.

If Clark is reappointed, he still only has 3 months left in his term.

“I see no reason to change anything over the next 3 months over a technicality for a man that’s given so much to this village,” said Ben Shambo, village trustee.

In the meantime, Deputy Mayor Gerald Snyder has taken over mayoral duties.

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