Greenport Village Board bids farewell to Abatelli

06/25/2014 12:00 PM |
KATHARINE SCHROEDER FILE PHOTO | Greenport village administrator David Abatelli at a menorah lighting in Greenport last year.

Greenport village administrator David Abatelli at a menorah lighting in Greenport in 2012. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder file)

Trustees and colleagues said goodbye to now-former Greenport village administrator David Abatelli, who attended his last Village Board meeting as a village employee Monday after announcing his retirement last year. 

“It has been a great pleasure working with you, Dave,” said Mayor David Nyce. “You always tried to do the right thing.”

In December, Mr. Abatelli announced his plans to retire after working for the village for 25 years.

New village administrator Paul Pallas stepped into the role — as well as that of utilities director, in a combined position — in March and spent the past several months learning the ropes form Mr. Abatelli. Former utilities director Jack Naylor resigned in October.

The new combined position is expected to save the village about $48,000 this year.

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