Oyster Bay Town Board to vote on creating town inspector general

Newsday

The Oyster Bay Town Board is scheduled to vote Tuesday on a modified proposal to create an inspector general to oversee contracting.

The amended proposal for a new law to create both the position and the department for it reduces the powers of the office from what was originally proposed in October.

The new proposal narrows the inspector general’s ability to review department records and eliminates subpoena power to compel witnesses to participate in investigations. Another change in the proposal gives the power to appoint a deputy inspector general to the town board rather than to the inspector general, as the original version proposed.

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