Anthony Mallia, indicted on 188 felony and misdemeanor counts, has resigned his position as the Director of the Ramapo Building Dept., and the Town Board voted to accept his resignation at tonight’s regular Town Board meeting (June 28). The three questions that now remain are: will Mallia plead to the charges before the trial; will he cooperate with the DA’s Office and/or federal authorities to mitigate his sentence; or will he be before Judge David Zuckerman on July 24, at 10 am watching as jury selection begins for his criminal trial?
There were three other important matters voted on at tonight’s meeting. The Board voted unanimously to prohibit any future circumstance that would permit the Supervisor or a Board Member to also serve as the Town Finance Director. You might call that the St. Lawrence Rule.
Also, they unanimously approved a six-month moratorium on granting permits for temporary modular units functioning as schools. A third resolution proposed an amendment to the zoning law related to the definition of gross floor area in new construction. It was tabled for later consideration.
At the end of the meeting, acting Supervisor Yitzy Ullman was asked for an update on the town audits for the 2016 and 2015 fiscal periods. He said that the final delivery of the two reports were unfortunately pushed back now to August 31. These documents are key to discovering exactly what sort of fiscal condition the convicted Supervisor left as his legacy, as he awaits sentencing in late September.