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Mount Kisco Mayor To Pick Griffin's Successor

At Mount Kisco's Village Board of Trustees meeting on Monday a  rose was left next to the late Deputy Mayor George Griffin's name plate.
At Mount Kisco's Village Board of Trustees meeting on Monday a rose was left next to the late Deputy Mayor George Griffin's name plate. Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie

MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. -- Mount Kisco Mayor Michael Cindrich said he expects to appoint someone to fill George Griffin's trustee seat either at the village board's next meeting in January or its first meeting in February.

Cindrich gave the update when asked following Monday's board meeting, at which trustees remembered their late colleague .

Griffin, who served as deputy mayor and died of cancer on Christmas Eve , was an elected village trustee. His deputy mayor role was an added one that was given by an appointment from Cindrich.

The state's law governing villages gives the mayor the power to fill a vacant trustee seat, without a vote of the full village board. However, Cindrich said he will consult with the village board to make his appointee is a person everybody believes is appropriate for the position.

The person appointed to the seat would serve until Dec. 7, 2015, according to Cindrich, which is the date for when someone would take office for a new term. The seat, which carries a two-year full term, is scheduled to be up for an election in November.

Cindrich mentioned that he made an appointment before, in 2003, for his old trustee seat, when he became mayor.

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