Skaneateles: Incumbents stay seated

With no contest in the Skaneateles village elections Wednesday, Mayor Bob Green and trustees Marc Angelillo and Tim Lynn have remained in their respective seats.

According to village Clerk Sally Sheehan, Green received 59 votes while Angelillo and Lynn each received 60. All seats are two-year terms. There were no write-in votes, Sheehan said.

While there is much going on in the lakeside community, Lynn said his primary concern in the coming term is to keep the village financially sound.

"With the current econ crisis, it has made it's way down to the village," Lynn said "I don't think well see any benefits from any stimulus, federal or state. What we're going to more likely see is a reduction in joint revenues."

Lynn said that with a reduction in sales tax revenue paid to the village from Onondaga County there will likely be an increase in cost to the village because of employee health care plans.

"There will be a change in village spending," Lynn said.

The economic situation and how it will effect the village is "very high on the radar," he said.

Lynn's concerns about the economy are quite elevated at this time, while he worry about the uncontested election were somewhat a relief. Though he favors competition in local politics, he was also relieved that incumbents were running sans opposition.

"I always prefer that all of our elections be contested but after the enormous effort that all four candidates put into the election last year, it was a bit of a relief to not have to go through it this time," he said.

Calls to Angelillo and Green were not immediately returned.

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