The final vacancy on the Davenport Town Board was filled during its November meeting, said Supervisor Dennis Valente.

Two Republican members of the board resigned in September. In October, Deputy Supervisor William Hansen, a Republican, was appointed to fill one of the openings.

Kathleen Moore, chief of staff for Republican state Assemblyman Clifford Crouch, was appointed by the council during its Nov. 20 meeting, said Valente, a Democrat.

Both were chosen because they were the best people available, regardless of party affiliation, Valente said, and they bring experience from their jobs that has already been helpful.

The appointments run through Dec. 31, 2009. If they chose to, both can run for election to a full four-year term in November. The position pays $1,000 per year.

In other business, the council agreed to purchase a $197,000 truck from the fund balance, he said. The money was available because the state paid the local share of 2006 flood repairs, Valente said.

"It was a chance for use to take a windfall" and purchase a needed replacement vehicle, he said.

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