Truth be known, with the election over, it doesn't matter much what's in that report on Ogdensburg's Knox Street home. Both candidates in the undecided mayor's race have already gone on record as wanting the city manager gone and so have most Council members.
The continued arguing over whether to release the report is ill-advised. It should be released and the Council should give up on thinking they can get rid of Manager Art Sciorra without paying the severance in his employment contract. Hiring outside counsel to try and fire him for "cause" will cost almost as much as the severance and result in a long dispute.
It would be hard to imagine Mr. Sciorra remaining, considering the public utterances made by all. So the Maple City's best bet is to pay him off, release the report and move on.
Watertown Daily Times Ogdensburg council to discuss publicizing report Monday