Yorkville mayor, board respond to restaurant owner's harassment claims

The Village of Yorkville mayor and board of trustees have responded to harassment allegations made by a local restaurant owner.

Posted: May 26, 2021 10:26 AM
Updated: May 26, 2021 10:39 AM

YORKVILLE, N.Y. – The Village of Yorkville mayor and board of trustees have responded to harassment allegations made by a local restaurant owner.

Michael Hill Sr., who owns Full Throttle BBQ on Oriskany Boulevard, says the harassment stems from a call he made to tow a car that was in his parking lot, which is reserved for his customers. Hill claims the car belonged to the wife of a village trustee, and since the incident, he has been “intimidated” and “bullied” by village workers.

The following joint statement was released by the mayor and the board Wednesday:

"The Village of Yorkville is grateful for all of our local businesses. They are all critical to our continued success. This would include Full Throttle BBQ. I am aware of an unfortunate confrontation between the owner of Full Throttle BBQ and some residents who are employed by and/or associated with the village.

As is always the case, there appears to be two different interpretations as to what transpired between the parties during this incident. If any of the parties believe they have a legitimate legal claim against any other party, we would expect them to seek legal counsel and take appropriate action.

In the meantime, we encourage everyone to patronize all our local businesses, including Full Throttle BBQ, home of some of the very best barbecue in all of upstate New York."

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