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Top Stories 2012: Comptroller Asked To Resign, Wants Vacation Pay

Former Yorktown Comptroller Joan Goldberg, right, filed a petition against the town to keep nearly $77,000 in unused vacation time.
Former Yorktown Comptroller Joan Goldberg, right, filed a petition against the town to keep nearly $77,000 in unused vacation time. Photo Credit: File

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – The Yorktown Daily Voice is heading into the new year by counting down, in no particular order, the top 10 stories from 2012 .

In May, the Yorktown Town Board passed a resolution calling for the resignation of longtime Town Comptroller Joan Goldberg.

Goldberg, a 16-year employee of the town, said she was "flabbergasted" at the board's resolution that "came right out of left field."

Supervisor Michael Grace, who took office in January, said the board's action "wasn't a big deal" and noted he admired and respected Goldberg. However, he said, the board would be advertising and interviewing for a new comptroller and expected Goldberg to be on the list of candidates.

Goldberg did not wait for the town to make a decision on her future and took over as Armonk's town administrator in August. The Yorktown comptroller position still has not been filled, though interim comptroller Pat Caporale is expected to assume the position.

On Sept. 26, the board passed a resolution that declared Goldberg was not entitled to nearly $77,000 in unpaid vacation time.

Goldberg filed a petition on Oct. 8 to void the board's decision. Goldberg worked with the town from 1996 to 2012 and said she was entitled to issue herself $76,959.63 for 181.5 days of unused vacation time she had saved up during her tenure. The petition is still in litigation.

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