It’s only December, but thoughts already are turning to the village elections in March.
The East Village Board last week set voting hours from noon to 9 p.m. on village election day, March 19. There is just one polling place: Village Hall at the corner of Main and Paine streets.
The village decided not to continue with the 6 a.m. start for voting, since it was not cost-effective and didn’t lure that many more voters in the two recent elections that the village experimented with it. The village is going back to its noon poll opening.
Three trustee seats are up on the board in March. Those seats are now held by veteran Trustee Libby Weberg, who also is the deputy mayor; Trustees Kevin T. Biggs and Peter Mercurio. Trustee seats carry two-year terms.
Residents can begin signing nominating petitions on Jan. 1. The last day for candidates to submit their petitions to Village Hall is Feb. 12.
East Aurora’s village elections do not include major political parties, but strictly focus on individuals.
Also coming up:
• The Town Board meets at 11 a.m. Thursday for a year-end meeting, followed by a luncheon for town employees. The board meeting is in the auditorium of the Southside Municipal Center, 300 Gleed Ave.
• The East Aurora Village Board meets at 7 p.m. Jan. 7 in a regular business meeting and to continue a public hearing on a proposed subdivision of business property within Diversified Controls & Systems on Persons Street.
• The East Aurora School Board meets at 7 p.m. Jan. 9 in the library of the Middle School, 430 Main St.