Friday, 15 March 2013 00:00
A contested election in the village of Munsey Park is rare. There are not very many people who want to devote so much time and effort to a zero-paying job. A job that entails many evening as well as daytime meetings per month.
The mayor and trustees oversee snow and garbage removal, road repair, park and tree maintenance, manage the budget, follow state regulations and reporting requirements, supervise the village employees and donate their time to direct an endless train of details in the everyday workings of a village.
Munsey Park has among the highest real estate values on the North Shore. It has received Tree City USA designation for over 15 years. The neighborhood school is one of the most desired in the area. The village remains a magnet for families looking for the best place to live. The village code is strict and the various committees see that it is adhered to, such as the Building Advisory Committee and the Board of Zoning Appeals. There are no McMansions in Munsey Park.
Newcomers and older residents who enjoy Munsey Park’s ambiance and amenities should consider how the work gets done and the importance of knowing how to do it well. Only our current mayor and trustees running on the Village Party ticket have the experience to keep it the way it is.
Vote for Mayor Nicolaides and Trustees Jaronczyk and Brennan on Tuesday, March 19 from noon to 9 p.m. at the Village Hall on Sargent Place.
George E. Miller