An anonymous source, either a board member or someone posing as a Lawrence government official, published a job opening for chief executive officer of the on the Orthodox Union Job Board.
Ronald Goldman, president of the Lawrence Association and former village attorney, asked the board to explain allegations regarding the posting and suggested the village investigate this issue.
“If somebody other than one of you five made that representation, then that’s a serious breech of the law in terms of criminal impersonation,” Goldman said. “Nevertheless, somebody represented themselves to be an officer of the Lawrence government, actions were taken and reputations have been impacted.”
While most of the board had no response to the claim, Goldman explained the discomfort villagers have expressed over the advertisement on a religious website.
“I just was very embarrassed to receive an email that this position was being advertised,” Trustee C. Simon Felder said. “I quite honestly didn't know what to answer because I didn't know the source.”
Other items discussed at the meeting:
- The board will look into an ongoing Nassau County water pipeline construction project on Doughty Boulevard which, according to a Lawrence resident, is currently using village property for the project.
- Mayor Martin Oliner suggested the village focus on tackling flooding issues throughout the village in the coming months and consider a moratorium on residents installing pools in flood-risk areas.
“This problem with flooding is an enormous problem for the village,” Oliner said. “There are codes with regards to water retention that we have historically not looked at.”
- Mauzone Trust, a village account with a dormant balance of $10,517.63, was transferred to the the .
- The LY&CC greens superintendent was approved to attend the New England Regional Turf Grass Conference in Providence, RI, from Feb 6-9.