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Thursday, March 26, 2015
By +Scott Leffler

Mayor Anne McCaffrey
Lockport Mayor Anne McCaffrey says the Common Council appears to be agreeable to hiring current GLDC VP of Business Development Brian Smith to lead the city's economic development office.

“We all recognize that Brian has a lot of potential and a lot of talent," McCaffrey said this afternoon, explaining that the possibility had come up in previous executive sessions of the Common Council, but the information wasn't shared publicly because they dealt with personnel issues.

The mayor said the agreement to share Smith with the GLDC will benefit the city to the tune of about $56,000 annually - between salary and benefits.

“I think it will be a nice cooperative agreement," said said.

One matter that remains up in the air is the issue of Smith's residency. Typically the city requires city employees to live within city limits, however, Chuck Bell — who Smith would be replacing — had the residency requirement waived for him when he was hired. Like Bell, Smith lives outside the city.

The Common Council is set to vote on the issue Wednesday.


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