Some members of the Liberty Coalition have sent FOIL requests regarding the dollar amount of the many paychecks received by Langdon Chapman, Orange County resident and Counsel to the Ulster County Legislature at a salary of $49,750, and a staff member of the New York State Senate for an annual salary of $96,500.
A few days ago the Town of Bovina answered the FOIL request by sending to Manuela Michailescu the pertinent information.
Surprise! Surprise! The only payment – $525 – was made in 2010 to Langdon’s firm, for Langdon’s help in the matter of the dangerous dog.
According to the website of his firm:
“He currently serves as the Town Attorney for the Towns of Monroe, Stamford and Bovina;…”
Currently Town Attorney for Bovina? He only helped them for three hours in 2010? It surely looks like résumé padding to me. And the dangerous dog matter is a far cry from the municipal law genius touted by Terry Bernardo in her inaugural speech.
– Jon Dogar-Marinesco