For the first time in 30 years, East Hampton Village administrator Larry Cantwell got to sit in the audience at a village board meeting Monday. And, within moments, he was no longer village administrator.
At its annual reorganization meeting, the village board adopted its salary schedule for 2013-14 and voted to name Rebecca Molinaro as its new village administrator, setting her pay at $95,000 a year.
Cantwell, who held the job for three decades, was making $180,000 a year when he retired.
And, he will likely be making less in his next job — he is currently the only declared candidate for East Hampton Town supervisor, which pays $98,800.
Because of the change, police Chief Gerard Larsen is now East Hampton Village’s highest-paid employee, with an annual salary of $176,154.
The village board also made three dozen routine appointments for the next year, and set a special meeting for July 31 at 11 a.m. to officially close its fiscal year.