Village Voters Head To Polls Tuesday
Published: March 14th, 2011
By: Melissa deCordova

Village voters head to polls Tuesday

EARLVILLE – Earlville residents go to the voting booth Tuesday to select among candidates for mayor, three trustees and a justice. Village voters will also determine the fate of a public referendum to extend term limits.

The elections will be held from noon to 9 p.m. Tuesday in the Municipal Office, located at 8 North Main St. in Earlville.

There are two candidates for mayor: Incumbent Mayor Mark A. Doeberl, and newcomer Vito Bolognone.

Doeberl had been elected to a third, two-year term as village trustee in 2010 before being appointed last summer to mayor of the village. He is sales manager at Christman Motors in Norwich and has been a village resident for 24 years.

Bolognone has lived in the village for the past five years and is a self-employed design and construction professional. He said he has been directly responsible for more than 30 projects over the past 25 years that placed more than $350 million worth of construction in place.

Acting Village Justice Ronald Hailston, the incumbent, is unopposed on the ballot for the four-year term. Incumbent Trustees Henry R. Moore and Gerald L. Hayes are hoping to keep their positions. They are on the ballot for two, full-term positions. Newcomer Thomas Taylor is running to complete the one-year term trustee position vacancy left by Doeberl.

A notice of permissive referendum was filed for voters to extend term limits from two years to four years for the offices of mayor and trustee.

GREENE – Republican candidates for mayor and two trustee spots will face no opposition in Tuesday’s Village of Greene election.

The sole candidate for mayor will be incumbent Marcia E. Miller, who seeks her third term in office. Trustee Rod Andrews is also running unopposed to retain his seat for a third two-year term. Newcomer Phil Brown will seek his first term as village trustee. Brown, a lifelong resident of Greene, has served on the municipality’s zoning board for six years. He is also unopposed.

Brown, who is also unopposed, seeks to replace long-time Trustee Ron Williamson. After serving on the board for more than 15 years, Williamson has announced his intention to retire.

Miller called Williamson an “intricate” part of Greene’s leadership, and commended him for his service as deputy mayor and for his work with the village public works and electric department.

“Ron has seen the village through floods, ice storms, wind storms, power outages, fire at the building next door, electric, water and sewer upgrades, a new fire station, and many other events within the village,” she said.

Williamson’s last board meeting will be at 7 tonight. Miller encourages residents to attend the meeting, to show their appreciation for his “commitment and dedication” to the municipality.

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