Written by Vilma Sceusa, email@example.com Wednesday, 27 March 2013 00:00
In stark contrast to run-off elections earlier in the year, Garden City’s general village election turned out to be quite routine and all candidates were elected. Voters trickled in to village hall to support the Community Agreement candidates: John J. Watras running for mayor along with trustees Dennis C. Donnelly (East), John A. DeMaro (Estates), Robert A. Bolebruch (West) and Richard V. Silver (Central). Allen S. Mathers ran for village justice.
The village’s new mayor, John Watras along with the trustees will officially swear in on April 1.
Judy Courtney, president of the Eastern Property Association (POA) was on hand at village hall to support the Community Agreement.
“This is the final step in the process and this is our opportunity to vote for the candidates,” advised Courtney. “The candidates have all gone through the nominating process. Some were challenged, some were not. I believe we have a great slate ready to serve the village well in the coming term.”
The village election serves as the village-wide selection of all nominated candidates as per the Community Agreement. According to Village Clerk Brian Ridgway, the village was fully prepared for the election and it turned out to be a typical village election. All candidates ran unopposed. There were no write-in candidates, which according to the Community Agreement are permitted on Election Day.