“Suspended Ramapo finance official Melissa Reimer’s latest legal action demands the town either fire her or put her back to work.
Reimer, 50, has been suspended since June 2013 after two disciplinary hearings in which a hearing officer ruled Town Board members should fire her for insubordination and other allegations as supervisor of fiscal services.
The Town Board has not acted and Reimer continues getting paid $170,000 annually, as her federal civil rights lawsuit against the town continues.
Reimer’s attorney, Fred Lichtmacher of Manhattan, contends Ramapo is required by civil service law to make a decision on the hearing officer’s determination. The law doesn’t set a time frame for the town to act.
“The town needs to either bring her back or cut her loose and face the consequences,” Lichtmacher said. “They are costing the taxpayers tons of money by paying her for not working. She wants to work.” [Read more…]