The Lancaster Village Board on Monday held its annual reorganizational meeting, making personnel reappointments, re-establishing meeting times and approving everything from the official newspaper to the mileage reimbursement rate.
Political newcomer Russell W. Sugg took his seat on the board at Monday’s meeting, replacing Trustee Edward M. Marki, who was defeated in last month’s village election.
The upstart Sugg, 49, a real property analyst for the state, ran on the Integrity of Choice Party line with Marki, who formed the party after he lost the endorsement of the Citizens Party in his re-election bid.
“It’s unfortunate. I’d like to have Ed here,” said Sugg, the only non-Citizens Party member of the five-person board, after Monday night’s meeting in the Municipal Building.
Sugg told The Buffalo News he thinks he spent about $750 of his own money on his election campaign. He said that he was grateful for the support he received in the race and that he looks forward to getting to work serving the residents of the village.
Mayor Paul M. Maute and Trustees William C. Schroeder and Dawn M. Robinson won re-election last month.
While most of Monday’s agenda was straightforward, Sugg did abstain from voting on several items, saying after the meeting that he received the materials just 15 minutes ahead of time and didn’t feel he had had enough of an opportunity to review them.
A few resolutions were tabled by the Village Board, including the appointment of a village prosecutor to a one-year term. The current prosecutor, Yvonne Tripi, will continue in that role until the board decides whether to reappoint her or name a replacement.