ULSTER COUNTY LEGISLATIVE NEWSSo, let's review. Patty Jacobsen, who works for the Ulster County Board of Elections and should know better, gets a dead woman's signature for Terry Bernardo's petition for legislator. Vicky Fabella is Patty's daughter, who got $6k raise as soon as Bernardo became chair and now gets another raise for her loyalty. Of course, Karen Binder's seat hasn't even cooled off, not to mention the harassment Binder underwent when Bernardo investigated the dying woman over the comp time she was using for medical appointments (which is a matter of public record and about which I will have more to say in the coming days).
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
JULY 18, 2012
Contact: Fawn Tantillo
CHAIRMAN BERNARDO ANNOUNCES LEGISLATIVE STAFF APPOINTMENTS
Chairman Terry Bernardo today announced she is appointing Victoria Fabella as the Legislative Clerk. “I want to thank Chairman Bernardo for selecting and putting her trust in me as the next Clerk of the Ulster County Legislature.” Fabella said. “I am truly grateful for the support I have received from both sides of the aisle. It is an honor to serve as Clerk under this Legislative Body.”
Fabella is a graduate of John A. Coleman High School and has a BA from Seton Hall University. She has over a decade of Human Resources experience, a large portion of which was as Director of Human Resources and Administration for a local television station before being appointed Deputy Clerk of the Legislature a little over two years ago. Fabella lives with her husband and two children in Wallkill, NY.
Bernardo also announced the appointment of Krista Barringer as a Deputy Clerk. “I am truly honored to be able to work with and for the people of Ulster County.” Barringer said. “This is an honor and privilege that I respect and value.”
Barringer has a Bachelor of Social Work from Wheelock College, a Masters of Social Administration from Case Western Reserve University, and is a Licensed Master Social Worker in New York State. She served as the Ulster County Community Liaison for New York State Senator John Bonacic before taking this appointment and she was the former Director of the Ulster County Youth Bureau. Barringer lives in Saugerties, NY with her husband and three children.
After proving to be a valuable staff member, Franklin Reggero was also promoted to Senior Legislative Employee. Reggero is a retired Army Master Sergeant, a graduate Saugerties High School and SUNY Ulster and currently attends classes at Rockefeller College of Public Policy.
“I am excited about the new position and excited to serve the people of Ulster County”, said Reggero who lives with his wife and daughter in Saugerties, NY.
Fabella is looking forward to working with Legislators, staff and the various departments throughout Ulster County. “I am confident that the new staffing structure will allow for a well-functioning, professional office to provide excellent service to the deserving people of our great County,” she said.
All new salaries represent a reduction from the last compensation level for each position.
Fawn A. Tantillo
Deputy Clerk - Confidential Secretary to Chair Bernardo
Ulster County Legislature
Krista Barringer is a Bernardo pal who was bounced from her position as Director of the Ulster County Youth Bureau by Mike Hein, ostensibly for budget reasons but really because Barringer was using her position to enrich the Bernardos by steering youth bureau business to Skate Time 209. Barringer leaves another crony job working for Bonacic.
And Frank Reggero gets a raise because, oh, I suppose he peels a mean grape or something.
And all of them are making less money than their prior counterpart, dontcha know. Except the truth is Bernardo continues to spend money on her pals like a drunken sailor, now likely to be well over $100k more than the previous leadership spent for the same services (it was previously $96k more according to Robin Yess's meticulous calculations).
Fiscal conservatism in action, folks.
And it pays to be a Bernardo flunkie.