Town Files Additional Complaints Against Reimer, Revokes her Pay

Records of donations from hearing officer Robert Yodowitz to Chris St. Lawrence
Records of donations from hearing officer Robert Yodowitz to Chris St. Lawrence

The town of Ramapo has filed several disciplinary charges against already-suspended employee Melissa Reimer. Reimer’s pay was stopped after she declared plans to file a defamation lawsuit for being made a “scapegoat” for Ramapo’s unstable financial state.

The new charges came after town officials accused Reimer of sending an inaccurate report to the state comptroller, which led to Ramapo being labeled the “most fiscally stressed town in the state.” Reimer had already been suspended on misconduct charges which she and her lawyer have disputed. Several new charges include failure to return office keys and attempt to access the office after business hours.

A new hearing officer has been named to the case, Robert Yodowitz, a known contributor to Supervisor Christopher St. Lawrence’s campaign treasury, has been appointed to the case, replacing retired Judge William Sherwood.

Reimer, who is purported by sources to be a key source to the FBI in their investigation of the town, faces penalties ranging from a reprimand to being being fired. A hearing is shceduled at 10 a.m., Aug 1, at the Town Hall.