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Apr 21, 2010 10:12 AMPublication: The Southampton Press

Sag Harbor code officer fired for inappropriate use of village computers

Apr 21, 2010 10:12 AM

A part-time Sag Harbor Village code enforcement officer was fired this week for what members of the Village Board called “inappropriate use” of a village computer.

Alan Steel, who worked as a code enforcement officer and assisted the village’s Building Department with inspections, was released by the village last week, Mayor Brian Gilbride and Deputy Mayor Tiffany Scarlato confirmed this week. Both said they couldn’t discuss the issue in more detail because of legal restrictions on personnel matters.

Mr. Gilbride said that Mr. Steel’s role in the village had become very important and that the village was going to have to find a replacement for him almost immediately. He said Building Inspector/Fire Marshal Tim Platt would be taking on extra work in the short term until a new assistant is hired.

The mayor said the village might also take a closer look at the use of village computers by employees in the wake of Mr. Steel’s firing. “One would hope they would be used for village use only,” Mr. Gilbride said. “Village equipment is for village use.”

Mr. Steel could not be reached for comment.

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Yes...indeed...all employees should practice a good work ethic. I am sure everyone would agree with that.
By LocalGuy (28), Southampton on Apr 23, 10 9:04 PM
Well, if he was looking @ porn..........he might get a job w/ the SEC!
By G (342), Southampton on Apr 24, 10 8:00 AM
how do we really know what happened?got rid of the part timer?may be a scape goat for a larger picture?HEY take a look at this?
By asurest (117), easthampton on Apr 24, 10 8:11 AM