Appointments to zoning board slated

GLOVERSVILLE – Mayor Dayton King plans to make several appointments to volunteer boards at the Common Council meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall.

He forwarded a memo Friday to council members that he plans to appoint Frederick Bochenek and Jason Thompson to the city Zoning Board of Appeals, with Richard Cast as an alternate. King plans to appoint Jonathan Smead as an alternate to the Historic Review Board. He also plans to appoint David Strausser as an alternate to the city Planning Board, and Carmen Gisondi to the city Housing Authority Board.

King has been involved in controversy with the council about the appointment of certain board members.

Earlier this year, the mayor decided against reappointing zoning board chairwoman Karen Smith, who has been a volunteer on the board for years.

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

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

The zoning board has three vacancies. The board currently has only three members, just enough for a quorum.

Recently, the three sitting members were unable to have an official meeting earlier this month because they could not establish a quorum because of a member’s absence.