Following employee complaint, Weedsport public works chief resigns

Amid an investigation of an employee workplace violence and harassment complaint, the Weedsport Board of Trustees has approved entering into a resignation agreement with the village’s public works superintendent.

During an afternoon special meeting on April 24, called “to discuss employment and disciplinary action of a particular employee with attorney,” Trustees Harry Hinman, Chris Lukins, Chere Perkins and Steve Sims voted in favor of “a voluntary separation and resignation agreement with a village employee.”

Village officials would not name the employee who is resigning, but on Monday, another Department of Public Works employee confirmed she had filed a complaint against DPW Superintendent James Saroodis months ago and was told after last week’s meeting that he is stepping down.

Carson DiRisio said she filed the complaint because things had reached “the point where I felt unsafe at work.”

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