Shake-up at Village Hall
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Bee, a village attorney for the Fire Island community of Ocean Beach, has been special counsel to Lawrence for several years, working predominantly on labor, employment and civil service issues. He founded his firm in 1980, after spending a decade in county government, where he began in Nassau County’s legislative offices and was the chief of the Municipal Law Bureau in the county attorney’s office.
“I’m pleased to be working with the Village of Lawrence, where I previously served as special counsel for a number of years,” Bee said.
He was mayor of Garden City from 2007 to 2009 and a trustee before that, and his firm serves as special counsel to the Suffolk County Villages Association. He is a past chairman of the Nassau County Bar Association’s Labor Law Committee, and was a contributing author for the first edition of the state Bar Association textbook “Public Sector Labor & Employment Law in New York State.”
“Both these gentlemen have served our community, and I hope that their experience will serve our community well,” said C. Simon Felder, Lawrence’s deputy mayor.
Oliner said that Smollett would serve as a consultant for several months. A call to Smollett requesting comment had not been returned at press time.
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