When Christine P. Scalera retires from the Southampton Town Board at the end of December, she will not be leaving Town Hall. She has been hired as a deputy town attorney, a position she held previously.
The board passed a resolution to hire Ms. Scalera at a meeting on Nov. 20. (She recused herself from the vote.) Her salary will be $125,000 annually.
Ms. Scalera has served two four-year terms as a councilwoman, reaching her term limit. She is the only Republican on the town board. Rick Martel was the only Republican elected to the board on Nov. 5 and will replace her in January.
Before becoming a councilwoman eight years ago, she was not only a deputy town attorney for Southampton but before that had held the same position for the Town of Brookhaven.
“We know how talented Christine is as an attorney, and we want to keep her involved in protecting the Town of Southampton,” Supervisor Jay Schneiderman said in a statement. “She will be working closely with our Public Safety and Police Departments, where she has great insight and experience. She will be a tremendous resource for the town.”