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Weedsport deputy mayor’s title removed, officials mum on reason

Weedsport Trustee Chris Lukins was removed as the village's deputy mayor, but officials are not saying why.

The village's board of trustees voted Feb. 14 to release Lukins from his duty as deputy mayor, which was a position appointed to him by Mayor Jean Saroodis in April.

The removal followed a special closed-door meeting held Feb. 8. At the Feb. 14 meeting, village trustees said an issue with the Feb. 8 minutes prevented them from being approved, and the village has refused to make them public, possibly in violation of the state's open meetings law.

"I know you all have read (the Feb. 8 minutes). There are some very strong concerns with the way they're worded, and no vote was taken," Saroodis said to the board during the Feb. 14 meeting. "I personally can't see how we can approve the minutes on Feb. 8."

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