The Town of Chenango is facing a crisis after the Town Clerk, Lizanne Tiesi-Korinek, and her two deputies resigned abruptly on Friday.

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The unexpected development has left the town without a clerk, forcing officials to call an emergency meeting to discuss the next steps. Interested residents are encouraged to attend the meeting to express their interest in the position.

Resignations and Immediate Implications

On Friday afternoon, at 4:50 p.m., Clerk Lizanne Tiesi-Korinek and her two deputies presented their resignations, leaving the town without a clerk. The sudden departure has created a void in the administrative structure of the town, necessitating urgent action to fill the vacant position. The emergency meeting scheduled for Monday at 5 p.m. at the Town of Chenango Hall aims to address the immediate steps required to appoint an interim clerk and ensure the smooth operation of essential services.

Neighboring Town Offers Assistance

During this crisis, the neighboring Town of Fenton has extended a helping hand. They have generously offered to temporarily provide licenses, including hunting, fishing, and marriage licenses, to Chenango residents who require them.

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Town Residents Encouraged to Attend Meeting

Town residents who are interested in the position of town clerk should plan to attend the emergency meeting. Their presence will provide an opportunity to express their qualifications and aspirations for the role.

Context of Ongoing Challenges

The recent resignations come as the latest development in what has been a tumultuous year for the Town of Chenango. In September, Supervisor Jo Anne Klenovic resigned after months of contentious interactions with the board. Deputy Supervisor Jim DiMascio briefly stepped in but couldn't sustain the position due to the demands of his full-time job. With no other board members willing to serve as supervisor until the special election next November, the board sought applications from the public.

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Appointment of Interim Supervisor

Amidst the resignation of Klenovic, Mike Lumsden was the sole applicant for the interim supervisor position. He was appointed unanimously on November 29.

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