LAKE PLACID - The village of Lake Placid is in talks with its treasurer to negotiate a new contract.
Peggy Mousaw wasn't reappointed at the village Board of Trustees' organizational meeting earlier this month. Mayor Craig Randall told the Enterprise this week that Mousaw "continues to serve in a hold-over capacity.
"The reason for that is that there is a discussion or a negotiation going on with her about some changes that we would like to make," he said. "She was not prepared to agree to those at the point that the annual meeting took place. So I said to her, 'Well, what we'll do is we'll simply hold the appointment in abeyance until we have agreement."
Lake Placid village Treasurer Peggy Mousaw
(Enterprise photo — Chris Morris)
Mousaw is still employed with the village, Randall noted. She couldn't be reached for comment on this story because she is out of town on business.
"The board wants some changes in terms of how the treasurer fills the role here and the hours she works, and that's not resolved yet," Randall said.
Under an agreement made four years ago, Mousaw is required to work four days a week, 10 hours a day. Randall said that agreement was first established under former Mayor Jamie Rogers. Mousaw's role was expanded and some of the terms of the original agreement have since been altered, Randall said.
Randall said he thinks it would be "more advantageous to the village" if Mousaw's schedule was consistent with the village's regular working hours.
"Every department has variances in terms of when their people start and when they end their day," he said. "I think these offices here, we'd like to have full coverage."
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