Written by Jessica M. Semins Friday, 09 April 2010 00:00
The Village of Sea Cliff enters a new political period. After years of faithful and selfless service, trustees Kevin White and Brian Mannix have stepped down from their positions making way for newly elected board members Peter Hayes and Tom Powell. Both were sworn in along with many other individuals accepting appointments in the village government.
Mayor Bruce Kennedy remarked about the spirit of Sea Cliff as he swore in all of the loyal citizens, “Anything is possible in Sea Cliff because we have the faith, the will, and the heart.” He commented that many have likened the village to the famous television town of “Mayberry.”
Joining Hayes and Powell as they took their oaths was John Reali who accepted the position as Village Justice for a term of four years. Additionally, Mayor Kennedy appointed the following persons: Patricia Guy, deputy village clerk; Kathy Mackney, court clerk; Barbara Murray, deputy court clerk; Paula Guidone, deputy village treasurer; Karen Schenk, tax clerk; Nancy Eder, building department coordinator; Kathy Hesse, part time clerk; Carl Rumatoski, fire prevention officer and plumbing inspector; Ann Kopple, beach manager; Lenny Kaplan, Section 8 administrator; Sara Reres, museum; Susan Katz Richman, acting village justice; Kathleen Van Bloem, grant and contracts coordinator and community development; Susan Caravello, social outreach worker; Dave Craft, Ted Kolakowski, Tillman Brown, Code Enforcement; Kathie Lieberman, Architectual Review Board; Tim Driscoll, Planning Board; Ted Kopczynski, Zoning Board of Appeals; Dan Maddock, delegate- Hempstead Harbor Protection Committee; Debra McDermott, community communications coordinator; Jean Davis, village historian/landmark preservation; Priscilla Waltz, village co-historian.
The village looks forward to a flourishing future with a team of enthusiastic citizens to guide Sea Cliff into a thriving new period.