New office terms go to a vote

East Syracuse residents will get a chance to vote on a term change from two to four years for both mayor and trustee elected positions. On Aug. 18, the Village Board unanimously passed a law to extend the terms to four years but Mayor Dan Liedka said the village would still hold a referendum, even though it's not required.

"We just want to put it to bed as some local political leaders are complaining as to the method in which adopted it," Liedka said. "They didn't come to the public meetings because they assumed it was going to be a vote. We stand by our decision but want to take the politics out of this and let the people speak."

Polls will be open from noon until 9 p.m. Wednesday Oct. 1 in the Municipal Building courtroom.

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