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Village election to be held June 17

Trustees, village justice and firefighter retirement program proposition on ballot

— In less than one week, Cazenovia village residents will go to the polls to elect — or, more correctly, to reelect — two members of the village board of trustees and the village justice. Voters also will decide whether to accept or reject a ballot proposition that would allow the village to create a retirement benefit program for village volunteer firefighters.

The only uncertain outcome on the ballot is the proposition, since the candidates for trustee and justice — all incumbents — all are running unopposed.

Current trustees David Porter and Jim Joseph are running unopposed for two, two-year seats on the village board.

Porter, a Democrat, is a licensed professional engineer, a certified energy manager and a LEED Accredited Professional for building design and construction. He worked for 20 years at Stearns and Wheler in Cazenovia, and currently is employed as senior mechanical and energy engineer at Bergmann Associates in Syracuse. Porter is seeking his third term on the village board.

Joseph, a Republican, is the former President and CEO of Oneida Ltd., and a member of the board of directors for Everyware, Inc. He also is also dean of the Madden School of Business at Lemoyne College.

Joseph is seeking his second term on the village board.

Current Village Justice Timothy A. Moore is running unopposed under the Republican line for a four-year term for village justice.

Moore is a Cazenovia attorney as well as the Cazenovia Town Justice.

Also on the June 17 ballot is a public referendum on whether the village may sponsor a Length of Service Award Program for member of the Cazenovia Volunteer Fire Department.

Proposition No. 1 reads, “Shall the qualified electors of the village of Cazenovia approve the resolution adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Cazenovia on the 21st day of January, 2014, authorizing the Board of Trustees of the Village of Cazenovia to sponsor a Service Award Program for the benefit of the members of the Owahgena Hose Company No. 1 and the Cazenovia Hook and Ladder Company effective January 1, 2014?”

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