Glen Cove Mayor Issues Emergency Order To Pay City Employees

Sophia Hall
August 22, 2019 - 4:53 pm

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GLEN COVE, N.Y. (WCBS 880) — Hundreds of Glen Cove employees were supposed to be paid Thursday morning but the paychecks never arrived.

According to WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall, the town’s city hall was abuzz with employees talking about the payroll mess and looking for answers for the missing paychecks.

“Due to the unusual circumstance of the city not having acting control. The mayor has taken emergency steps to ensure proper transfer of funds from the general fund into the payroll account,” said spokesperson Grant Newberger.

Around 2:30 p.m., Mayor Tim Tenke signed an emergency order allowing the transfer of the funds.

Those who receive paper checks were handed them while direct deposits to banks were approved. However, some employees may not receive the money until Friday.

The city of Glen Cove acknowledged the inconvenience and offered an apology.

“The mayor would like to apologize for any inconveniences this may have caused city employees,” Newberger said.

Hall reports the controller was fired on Friday.