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Yorktown’s Comptroller Gets a Job in North Castle

Joan Goldberg has been appointed to serve as the town administrator in North Castle.

Yorktown town comptroller Joan Goldberg, who has served the town for the last 16 years, was appointed this morning as the town administrator in North Castle. 

Goldberg, who found out late this afternoon about her appointment to the position, told Patch she will begin her new job later next month. The announcement comes three months after the majority of Yorktown town board members  in May.

"It's an opportunity for me," Goldberg told Patch of her new job. "It's exciting. As much as I love Yorktown, this is something I have to do for me."

Of the duties she will be performing at her new position, she said she has already been performing them for a number of years in Yorktown.

"Now I get the official recognition of the title and the proper salary," said Goldberg, who currently makes $110,000 in Yorktown and her new salary as North Castle's town administrator will be $135,000, not including benefits.

The 47-year-old Mahopac resident holds a Bachelor's Degree in accounting from Iona College and a Master's Degree in public administration from Merrick College.

Check back with Patch tomorrow morning for the full story.

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Yorktown Tattler August 28, 2012 at 10:59 PM
WHAT??? Maybe I came back to town too soon. Which board members are responsible for dumping Goldberg? She was the greatest asset the Town ever had!!!!
Yorktown Tattler August 28, 2012 at 11:01 PM
Just read the full story in The Examiner. Can somebody explain the rationale for this to me? The Examiner basically says that Goldberg was TOO good for the job she had. How could that be? Just don't get it at all.
paula August 28, 2012 at 11:49 PM
I'm sorry but $110K is not a "proper" salary? And she had to leave because "this is something I have to do for me"... ?? The board asked her to resign - that is not leaving on your own. She was asked to step down: "The announcement comes three months after the majority of Yorktown town board members asked for Goldberg's resignation in May" If the majority asked her to resign... then she couldn't have been "the greatest asset the Town ever had!!!!"
Bill August 29, 2012 at 02:50 AM
They asked for her resignation so they could decide if they wanted to keep her. Apparently a formality and not a definitive sign that they were going to hire someone else. I guess now they'll have to.
Dan Thaler August 29, 2012 at 09:35 AM
Congratulations to Joan on her new job! I wish her well. She has always been helpful and responsive to the needs of our community association. I hope her replacement will be so as well.
Plamena Pesheva (Editor) August 29, 2012 at 01:43 PM
Hi Paula, Bill is correct. Back in May, Yorktown supervisor Michael Grace said that Goldberg not being re-appointed when the new board took office in January was part of a formality and procedure to interview other candidates for the job. Goldberg remained active in her position of town comptroller while town board member interviewed about eight candidates, including Goldberg.
Francis T McVetty August 29, 2012 at 05:22 PM
Dan, there are a few vendors that are glad she is gone.
Plamena Pesheva (Editor) August 29, 2012 at 06:02 PM
Here is a link to this morning's story: http://patch.com/A-xt5R

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