May 16, 2012 —
At a public hearing on a local law that would change the current system for selecting assessors in the Town of Delaware from the election of three assessors to the appointment of one assessor by the town board, comments were heavily in favor of the new law. Fifteen people signed up to speak.
The first, Rich Ferber, was the only one to speak against it. One comment was a letter endorsing Linda Schwartz. The remaining 13 commenters spoke up for the law, including three former town assessors (Bob White, Frank Fulton and Renee Ozomek) and Virginia Andkjar (one of the current assessors).
Directly following the hearing, the town board voted on the law. It passed by a vote of three to two.
Town supervisors had been proposing the change in law for years, but previously it had always gone to referendum and been voted down.