County Manager Keeps Job Because Officials Didn't Need To Reappoint Him

Dec 29, 2015

The Essex County Board of Supervisors decided not to reappoint the current county manager at their meeting Monday – because the county manager was only mid-way through his contracted term. 

A resolution before Essex County leaders would have reappointed County Manager Dan Palmer to a two year term.  But it was withdrawn when supervisors realized that he was already in the middle of a two year term.  

The Plattsburgh Press Republican reports that a three percent pay raise was approved for Palmer and most county employees.

Palmer told the newspaper he will continue to follow a five year recovery plan that will stabilize the county budget by 2018.