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Board seeks to recoup salary of sewer worker

Amherst officials want to recoup more than $50,000 paid to a sewer plant worker who was allowed to collect his paycheck for a year without having to show up for work.

Town Board members voted 4-3 on Monday to seek civil damages against former supervisor Susan J. Grelick, who critics say refused to take action against sewer Plant 16 worker James Doody, charged with abusing sick pay.

Last week, Grelick denied critics' claims that she allowed Doody to pick up his paycheck in her office, calling the accusation "absolutely outrageous" and "malicious."

Doody was suspended in late 2003 and sent home, but officials did not hold a disciplinary hearing on the charges, and Doody was allowed to continue collecting his pay while at home.


Board's annual meeting with state legislators set

The Town of Tonawanda Board will have its annual meeting with state legislators at 3:30 p.m. today in the second-floor conference room of the Municipal Building, 2919 Delaware Ave.

The board members will meet with State Sen. Mary Lou Rath and Assemblyman Robin Schimminger to discuss their concerns.

The meeting is open to the public.

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