The Cato Town Board is scheduled to hold a public hearing Tuesday night on a proposed local law that would change the hours of operation for the town clerk.
According to Town Supervisor Charles Ray on Monday, the law would change the clerk schedule to work three or four hours on Saturdays. Currently, the clerks office is available nights and weekends by appointment.
To accommodate the additional hours, Ray said the clerk's office would be open from noon to 6 p.m. on Mondays instead of the current 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. schedule.
Although the official listing for the public hearing on the town website says the law would also include a change in location, Ray said that is not the case.
Town Clerk Jody Snyder said she was not in favor of the change, noting that she had not heard any complaints about the current schedule in her 16 years as clerk.
"I look at it this way," Snyder said, "if the people didn't like how I was doing it they wouldn't vote me in and I wouldn't get all the votes."
Snyder also said the board would have her hire two deputy clerks, in addition to one current deputy, if the change is approved.
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