Ogdensburg city council votes to fire city manager
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OGDENSBURG, N.Y. -- The Ogdensburg city council is moving forward with the firing of city manager Arthur Sciorra.
In a five to one vote Monday night, council members passed a preliminary resolution to terminate Sciorra's contract.
Sciorra has been blamed for misappropriating funding and allowing a family to live in a city-owned home rent, tax and utility free for three years. He still denies any intentional wrong doing against the city and does have a chance to appeal.
"The process is, the city manager has five days if he'd like to request a public hearing of the city council. If he does so request that, according to the city charter, then the city council will hold that public hearing no sooner than 15 days from when we receive the written request and no later than 30 days from when we receive that written request," said Ogdensburg Mayor William Nelson.
With Monday's decision, Sciorra is suspended from any of his job duties for a maximum of 45 days. During that suspension, the assistant city manager will be a temporary fill in for Sciorra.
City council will vote again for the final resolution at a later date.