St. Lawrence County Director of Emergency Services resigns
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ST. LAWRENCE COUNTY, N.Y. -- The Director of Emergency Services for St. Lawrence County has handed in his letter of resignation, but it may not have been entirely his decision.
Marty Hassett resigned Tuesday following concerns about job performance from county legislators.
Legislators we spoke with said they couldn't go into detail because it was discussed during executive session. But the Watertown Daily Times reports that it was regarding Hassett's handling of the recent ice storm, along with some controversial administrative decisions.
“I think that obvious any time a personnel matter comes before the county administrator, she's got an obligation deal with it the best way that she can and as a result of it being dealt with by her. Mr. Hassett offered his resignation," said St. Lawrence County Legislator Joseph Lightfoot.
"I think what could have been done differently is to give Mr. Hassett a chance to answer questions about his performance and about his job and what his job entails and so on. That opportunity was not presented and I believe that was wrong," said St. Lawrence Legislator Fred Morrill.
The St. Lawrence County administrator said Hassett will remain in his job for 30 days following his resignation and says a search committee will be put together to find a replacement.
Hassett had no comment.