It’s a situation Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren was certainly tired of talking about.  And, for now at least, it appears she’ll be able to put the controversy surrounding the hiring of her uncle on the back burner.

Wednesday the Rochester City Council announced it was rescinding its request to the Ethics Board to look into whether or not the hiring of Reggie Hill violated the city’s anti-nepotism provision.  Hill was hired on a temporary basis as the head of the Mayor’s personal security detail.

Hill was suspended for a week after admitting he was pulled over by State Police twice for speeding while driving the Mayor to and from the Governor’s State of State Address.  Hill resigned last week.

In a press release, announcing four people had been appointed or re-appointed to the previously defunct board, it was also revealed the council had already reached a decision on Hill’s case:

“Over the past few weeks Council has determined through their own due diligence that the positions in the Executive Services Office were created in an appropriate manner according to Civil Service and the rules set by the Commission. In addition, Mr. Hill has since resigned the appointment; therefore the Council will not formally be making this request as originally planned due to these new circumstances.”

Warren has insisted the situation with Hill has not been a distraction but Hill himself acknowledged earlier this month the “disruption in city business” the incident had caused.  He also apologized for “any embarrassment that it has caused to Mayor Warren.” 

Since Hill’s resignation Warren also won council confirmation for her choice of city attorney.  T. Andrew Brown’s appointment faced opposition because he also plans to stay active in his private law firm.

Council approved Brown after an outside legal opinion found no ethical or legal problems with his appointment.

Meantime Warren helped introduce Vice President Joe Biden at Monroe Community College’s Applied Technologies Center Wednesday.  While recalling a recent meeting with Warren in Washington, DC Biden said she was “appropriately named. Cause I love her.”