After a year of investigation and speculation, the case of former Whitehall town clerk Janet Jillson is headed for a grand jury.
Brian Rozell’s response to the Whitehall town board was quick.
Rozell, the now former highway superintendent who is at the center of an investigation into the use of fuel oil at the town highway garage, sent in his letter of resignation to the board on Oct. 31.
Robert Putorti made sure he had his chance to clear the air.
Putorti, who was named in the Washington County Sheriff Department’s report on possible misuse of gasoline at the Whitehall town garage, read a letter to the members of the town board on Tuesday stating when he used the fuel and under whose directions.
The Whitehall town board is looking to cut wherever it can.
Board members discussed several cost-cutting measures at the Oct. 20 town budget meeting, including cutting the pay of the town clerk and town highway superintendent.
“If we make the town clerk a part-time salary position, I think that there is a chance for reduction here,” said town councilman David Waters. “The main thing that she does while she is here is sell dump tickets, and she could be in the office on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday and work from her home the rest of the week.”