Amherst, Williamsville Plan to Share Economic Development Employee

 Brian J. Kulpa, center, runs his first Town Board meeting as Amherst supervisor, Jan. 2, 2018. (Stephen T. Watson/Buffalo News)
Brian J. Kulpa, center, runs his first Town Board meeting as Amherst supervisor, Jan. 2, 2018.

Supervisor Brian J. Kulpa plans to hire Maggie Hamilton Winship — who served as Williamsville’s director of community development when Kulpa was the village’s mayor — for a new town job as director of strategic planning.

“It’s really a position I’m sort of surprised the town didn’t have before,” Kulpa said.

The town would pay Winship about $75,000 per year, with the village paying about $15,000 of her salary and receiving her services for one day a week.

Winship’s hiring would not add to the town’s payroll because she would fill the opening from the expected retirement of Amherst’s longtime planning director, Eric Gillert, said Kulpa.
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One Response to “Amherst, Williamsville Plan to Share Economic Development Employee”

  1. walt says:

    Although the Village does not have a residency law for employees, the Town does. In another matter, civil service law must be followed on hiring.except it appears for newly hired exempt employees. Residency waivers use to be far and few between. Two department heads that are employed by the Town have yet to reside here (over two years) and now the The Chief of Staff and this individual do not live in the Town and must obtain a residency waiver.
    So why do the police, blue and white collar workers have to comply?