Tuckahoe, N.Y. Polls in Tuckahoe will be open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, for elections to fill two seats on the Village Board.
Despite the fact that incumbent board members Janette Hayes and Steve Quigley are running for their seats unopposed, elections must be held, and village officials are urging residents to vote.
Quigley, 59 , is a property lawyer who has lived in the village for 24 years and is running on the Democratic ticket for his second three-year term on the board.
Quigley said that one of the toughest challenges facing Tuckahoe right now is "maintaining the expected level of services (police, sanitation, public works) within the double-barrel assault of uneven economic conditions and a state-imposed tax cap. "
"I will continue to scrutinize all aspects of the village government, staff and services to ascertain the essential services and then determine how to provide an efficient means of delivering them," Quigley said.
Incumbent Janette Hayes, 41, is running on the Repubublican, Independent and Conservative party lines.
A 25-year village resident running for her second three-year term, Hayes also said the board has financial challenges ahead.
"With reductions in assessed home values in recent years resulting in decreased tax revenue, which I personally feel has not yet leveled off and will continue in the immediate future, and at the same time dealing with the tax cap mandated by Albany, rising pension and health care costs, the burden will continue to be put on the local municipalities to learn how to balance these challenges while sustaining the services our residents deserve and pay for through their property taxes," Hayes said.
Voting will be held at the Tuckahoe Community Center on Columbus Avenue.
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