Friday, 07 January 2011 00:00
Sea Cliff Mayor Bruce Kennedy and Trustees Carol Vogt and Tom Murphy have announced that they will seek re-election on March 15.
“We have worked together for two years,” said Mayor Kennedy, “have held the line on taxes, have stayed within our budget, and have secured county and state grants for our projects. We’re off to a good start. I’m seeking re-election because this is just a start.”
Trustee Vogt agrees. “There’s a tremendous amount of research involved in deciding whether to proceed and how to proceed on things such as the restoration of Village Hall and the enhancement of our beach facility. But once those plans are made, the real work lies in following through to control quality and costs,” she said.
Citing recent changes in the Building Department and Department of Public Works, Trustee Murphy noted that, “The day-to-day running of the village is as much a challenge as the larger undertakings, and equally important, because these are the things that set the tone for our quality of life here in the village.”
After serving on a variety of village and community boards, all three candidates were first elected to their present offices in 2009. Mayor Kennedy said that they have often worked toward agreement by working through initial differences of opinion.
“As mayor, I am the organizer,” Kennedy said. It is my job to take the lead and suggest the direction. But a trustee must be more than just a follower. We all rely on each other to find the right way.”