Category Archives: Maria

Posts authored by the Mayor

A New Chief of Police

The process of selecting the next Chief of Police is in the beginning stages.

The retired Chief of Police and Mayor have suggested a successor to Chief Dean.  Their respective opinions will be part of the consideration in hiring our next Chief of Police.  At the same time, we have a duty to insure that the process is complete and all eligible candidates are considered.

Any person who is chosen to serve as the next Chief of Police deserves to have been selected after thorough consideration of his (or her) qualifications as measured against every other qualified candidate interested in the position.

It is only after there has been a complete evaluation of the available candidates that we can make the best determination and ensure that the next Chief will enjoy broad community support and will have the respect of the officers in the department.

Hiring the best Chief of Police is essential to having the quality police force our village residents deserve.  That is our goal.

A New Police Chief, Part II

Transition at Village Hall — Posted 6-29-14

The Meeting Schedule adopted at the July 1, 2013 meeting set the Organizational Meeting for this year as Tuesday,  July 1, 2014.  We have recently learned this was an error.

The village attorney has advised that the official year of the village under NY State Village Law begins at noon on the first Monday in July.  This year the official village year begins Monday, July 7, 2014  — NOT Tuesday, July 1st.

The tentative date for the Organizational Meeting and the swearing in of myself, Mr. Palmer and Mr. Urban will take place on Monday, July 7th at 7:00 p.m.  Further updates will be posted here.

Election Day is Here…

I have really enjoyed meeting so many people in our village and hearing their ideas.  It has been my privilege to be received so graciously by so many.  My only regret is that I know there must be many more really interesting people who were not home when I stopped by to say hello.  It has been wonderful, and the weather for such an adventure has been terrific.

Thank you to everyone for kind words of support, and for all of your help in getting the word out, and today for getting the vote out.

Sincerely yours,


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