Mayor says he will try to appoint members

GLOVERSVILLE – Mayor Dayton King told the Common Council he will try to appoint members to the Zoning Board of Appeals and other vacant positions at the next meeting March 25.

At the organizational meeting on New Year’s Day, King had planned not to reappoint zoning board Chairwoman Karen Smith, who has been a volunteer on the board for years.

However, 6th Ward Councilman Wrandy Siarkowski said he would not consider voting in favor of another person for the board until Smith was reappointed. Siarkowski was supported by other members of the council.

The appointments to the board are made by the mayor, but they need to be approved by the council.

The Zoning Board of Appeals is a five-member board, usually with one alternate.

However, with the current gridlock over who will fill the vacant positions, the board currently has only three members, just enough for a quorum.

Recently, the political gridlock over the zoning board delayed potential action by it. The three sitting members of the board were unable to have an official meeting earlier this month because they could not establish a quorum because of a member’s absence.