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Troy's resigned city engineer due to answer questions before council

Updated: 04/25/2014 5:38 PM
Created: 04/25/2014 3:25 PM WNYT.com
By: WNYT Staff

TROY - Troy's city engineer who abruptly resigned earlier this week is set to appear before the city council to answer some questions.

In his resignation letter, Russ Reeves outlined the reasons for his departure.

He was upset over life safety issues involving a demolition in South Troy near a gas line.

He said another demolition on King Street near Bombers Restaurant back in August also played a role in his decision.

The city council is now seeking more information from Reeves.

Council President Rodney Wiltshire says some of the members had similar concerns.

‘Some of the council members have been more vocal about their concerns and pointed fingers saying ‘this was bad, this doesn't look good’. Others have said ‘well let's take a wait and see approach’, and I think we've waited,” says Troy City Council President Rodney Wiltshire.

The public hearing on the demolitions is set for Tuesday night.

Reeves along with his assistant will be appearing under a subpoena.

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