Written by Linda Portney Goldstein Friday, 24 February 2012 00:00
James Avena, a public spirited Manorhaven resident, was appointed to fill the vacancy on the Manorhaven Village Board created by the resignation of Trustee Patrick Gibson.
In the last few weeks, Avena has voiced his opposition to local law A 2012, The Tax Cap Override, which the other trustees support. For the moment, the law has not been moved forward for further action. When questioned, the mayor and Village Attorney Gerard Terry both said that the measure, although currently tabled, will be brought up for a vote before the proposed budget for the next fiscal year is approved during the April meeting.The trustees will hold a public work session with respect to the budget that is tentatively scheduled for March 15 to be followed on March 22 by a public hearing.
Mayor Meehan also announced that Deputy Mayor and Trustee Brendan Fahey, has asked to be relieved of his position as deputy mayor. Fahey will continue to serve as a trustee. Meehan appointed Trustee John DiLeo Jr. to the post of deputy mayor.