The Town Attorney’s Office coordinates, initiates, and defends actions and proceedings against the Town in State and local Courts.
Prepares Legislation, Town Board Resolutions and local ordinances and supervises legal actions to enforce the laws and regulations of the Town Code.
Negotiates, reviews and prepares legal documents such as contracts, agreements, deeds, leases, labor contracts, etc.
Develops or assists in the drafting of proposed rules, regulations, policies, etc., for Town programs or operations and reviews legislation and rules and regulations of other government entities for impact on the Town and its operations.
Provides Legal Advice to all Departments, Town Government, and Boards.
March 31, 2023
The Town of Clifton Park experienced an historic situation in the Fall of 2022 as two elected officials on the Town Board resigned abruptly. Following the resignations, I directed our Town Attorney to conduct a review of all available information and determine, among other things, if any abuse of power or misuse of resources occurred.
Many people have had questions about various elements of the situation that led to the resignations. Tens of thousands of taxpayer dollars were wasted. Countless hours of taxpayer supported time were used for political activities as well as dealing with the coordinated effort to divide Town Hall and attack specific individuals. It is imperative the residents of Clifton Park have the public information we have accumulated during a review of this situation. The abuse of office and collusion by various elected officials has been an affront to the residents of Clifton Park. Today, the full report has been posted on the website.
As was suspected, this report shows the abuse of power and misuse of town resources was extensive. The exhibits demonstrate coordination and collaboration aimed at creating a narrative of dysfunction for the sole purpose of political and personal gain, without any regard for the employees and residents those actions negatively affected. Having said that, I am proud of the team of Board Members and employees now in place. There are many great things going on in our Town right now and our best days are ahead.