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Greenburgh's Court Administrator Hill Resigns

GREENBURGH, N.Y. – Greenburgh's court administrator Regina Hill resigned Thursday after allegedly citing  that job stresses were too much, said Town Supervisor Paul Feiner. A community group charged much of the stress came from Feiner himself and town official Alan Hochberg.

Hill was hired in mid-2010 to help the town's court system function better, and was the one who found the backlog of approximately 85,000 traffic tickets that had never been processed, estimated to be worth over $4 million.

Hill will speak with the town board during Tuesday's executive session, said Councilman Kevin Morgan. She is expected to talk about why she resigned. Morgan declined to comment further until after hearing from Hill.

The Edgemont Community Council stated that on its Facebook page that "Hill told members of the town council that interfering and meddling in court operations by Feiner and  Hochberg made it impossible for her to do her job" and that she told town council members that "irreconcilable differences" were to blame for her departure. Other members of the Greenburgh Town Council could not be reached for comment at of 3 p.m. Saturday. Hochberg is the chair of the Greenburgh Budget Oversight Committee.

The community council continued to say that Hill wanted to hire a professional staff to process the unpaid tickets to recoup the money quickly. However, Feiner and Hochberg were insistent on using unpaid Berkeley College interns.

"She just said that the experience was very stressful," Feiner said. "Regina did a good job. I think she's a hard worker. She tightened up a lot of the work. But it's a stressful job and a stressful environment. Regina set a good foundation. While I'm disappointed that she's leaving, we will find someone to take over."

Feiner said that he and Judge Charles Apotheker, supervising judge for local courts in that district, who recommended Hill as town administrator, are looking for a candidate to replace her. Hochberg and Hill could not be reached for comment.

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