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Town Hall Shakeup: Staff Changes OK'd by Town Board

Terminations, transfers and retirements approved in North Hempstead.

Indra 'Sid' Nathan's speaks after being defeated in recent North Hempstead town board election, Nov. 5, 2013. (Credit: Rich Jacques)
Indra 'Sid' Nathan's speaks after being defeated in recent North Hempstead town board election, Nov. 5, 2013. (Credit: Rich Jacques)
With a new administration set to take over Jan. 5, North Hempstead reorganization is in full swing at Town Hall. 

At a town board meeting Dec. 10, a resolution authorizing the retirement, transfer or termination of employees was approved for positions in various town departments.

The resolution passed 5-1 with Councilwoman Dina De Giorgio (R-Port Washington) voting against.

Lauren Summa, a current administrative assistant to the supervisor, has been approved for a hefty pay hike and a title change. Her pay will increase from $51,000 this year to $70,000 in 2014 as the new secretary to the building commissioner. The effective date of change is Dec. 31.

Director of Legislative Affairs Gina Sillitti will take on a new role as North Hempstead's deputy commissioner of community services. Her annual salary of $85,313 will remain the same next year. The effective date of change is Dec. 31.

Jo-Anne Taormina will retire effective Dec. 28 as executive assistant to the supervisor.

Approved terminations effective Jan. 1 include: Public Information Officer Collin Nash; Administrative Assistant to the Supervisor Indra "Sid" Nathan, who recently failed in his run at a town board seat; Deputy Commissioner of Public Services John Fabio; Building Plans Examiner Michael LoPresti; and Deputy Commissioner of Finance Angelo Ferrara (not Councilman Angelo Ferrara).

Maintenance Mechanic Trainee Anthony Aloisio's termination was approved effective Dec. 10.

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