NEWBURGH – A proposal to
ease up on the residency requirement for Newburgh city department heads
has been put aside for the time being.
Three captains are eligible for fire chief, but none lives in the city or is willing to move in.
Two candidates are being considered for police chief. One works for East Fishkill Police and the other, for Binghamton City Police. City Manager Michael Ciaravino said one may be willing to move into Newburgh.
But, Councilman Torrance Harvey led the charge to hold off on any relaxed residence requirement for the time being.
“I don’t think this amendment should happen before those two public safety positions for police and fire chief is filled,” Harvey said.
The police department is being administered by Lt. Aaron Weaver. The fire department is currently being run by acting Chief Terry Ahlers.