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New Baltimore DDA Can't Conduct Business Without Fired Director's Files

The chairman of the city's downtown development authority said the board needs access to the former planning and economic director's files to forge on with business.

New Baltimore's Downtown Development Authority said it's unable to properly do business in light of the city's planning and economic development director's termination.

Downtown Development Authority Chairman Michael Wojciechowski told city council Monday night that the DDA board needs access to Judy Sproat's files in order to forge ahead.

"Neither the DDA nor the Art on the Bay can conduct our business...without information that's on her computer," Wojciechowski said.

He said the DDA website is not active because domain needs renewal and the password is not known.

Councilman Karl Rutledge said, "There's information that needs to be shared with either Mike or the DDA board."

Mayor Larry Smith directed the DDA to speak with Clerk Marcia Shinska who's temporarily taking on some of Sproat's responsibilities.

"It's still in a state of flux where nobody knows how to go about the business," Wojciechowski said.

Sproat's controversial termination took place in December. Since then, her position has not been filled.

l.c. February 26, 2013 at 06:51 PM
Da da da da da da da da da da..........and the circus goes on!
Angie McIntyre February 27, 2013 at 01:17 PM
So, what did you learn?
KM February 27, 2013 at 08:16 PM
First of all when Judy Sproat was still in her position that website was a joke..it was never updated....business owners couldn't get her to follow through with what she was supposed to..she totally screwed up the streetscape project...I am so sick to death about hearing about someone who should have been fired years ago..she didn't do her job....it seems like the NB council has this lovefest with Judy Sproat...if they had been doing their jobs THEY should have been questioning the lack of work getting done by her and the DDA

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