Thayer to leave MOSA position

FONDA – Root Town Supervisor John Thayer has announced he will step down from the Montgomery-Otsego-Schoharie Solid Waste Management Authority board, effective later this month.

Thayer, who served as chairman of the MOSA Board, has announced that he and Olga Odmajersky, MOSA treasurer and a governing board member, would both step down March 26.

“The reason why I am stepping down is really two-fold,” Thayer said.

Serving as both the Root Town supervisor, the Montgomery County Board of Supervisors chairman and the MOSA board chairman was taking up too much of his time, he said, and he needs to run his business, CCM Transmissions.

Thayer said as a member of both boards, he has had to recuse himself whenever MOSA is brought up before the Montgomery County Board of Supervisors, which he feels isn’t fair to the county or his constituents.

“I just feel perhaps that Montgomery County would be getting short shrift,” Thayer said.

According to Thayer, Charleston Supervisor Robert Sullivan and Fultonville Mayor Robert Headwell have been selected to take over as Montgomery County’s new representatives on the MOSA Board.

Odmajersky was not available for comment.

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