The board became enmeshed in acrimony last year after the previous chairman, Harold Vroman, changed committee assignments abruptly, triggering a legal challenge that has since been settled.
“I hope to mend fences, but whether I can or not I don’t know,” he said.
While Skowfoe was being interviewed the other night, he took another call, this one from the town dog catcher. His vehicle had slid off an icy road and had become stuck in a ditch.
“I’m going out now to pull him out,” the new chairman of the county legislature said.