MAMARONECK—With election results still up in the air, the Board of Trustees voted 3-2 Monday night to push back the date that the new board reorganizes, from Dec. 6 to Dec. 20.
The post-election organizational meeting is the first opportunity for the new board to make appointments to offices such as village prosecutor, special counsel and clerk treasurer. The board also will appoint people to the village’s boards of ethics, appeals and architectural review, as well as decide who replaces outgoing Planning Board Chairman Robert Galvin.
Mayor Norm Rosenblum and trustee Louis Santoro, both Republicans, as well as GOP-backed incumbent Marriane Ybarra, voted for the two-week postponement during an emergency meeting at the Regatta. Democratic incumbents Toni Ryan and John Hofstetter voted against it.
Rosenblum said the postponement will help ease the transition for the new board.
But Hofstetter said he saw no reason to delay the reorganization.
Three Democrats lead the Mamaroneck race, enough to form a new 3-2 majority on a board currently dominated by Republicans.
Final results in the trustee race have been delayed for weeks after GOP state Senate candidate Bob Cohen sued to stop the vote count over reports of troubles with the new electronic machines. Ballot-counting in the 37th state Senate district, where Cohen is running against Democratic incumbent Suzi Oppenheimer, began Nov. 23 and is expected to continue into this week.
The trustee race is affected because Mamaroneck village falls within the contested district.