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Montezuma, Moravia looking to make highway superintendent an appointed position

For years, residents of Montezuma and Moravia have elected a highway superintendent, but now both towns are looking to change that.

On Election Day, voters in the towns will have the opportunity to approve a new local law to replace the elected position with an appointed one. That would allow the town board to hire a highway superintendent at its own discretion.

Montezuma Town Supervisor John Malenick said the board decided to petition for an appointed position after an incident with the former highway superintendent, Dennis Lapp Jr. Lapp resigned in June after he was accused of double dipping in Brutus.

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