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Amityville Village trustees likely to adopt term limits

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Amityville Village Hall Photo Credit: Alexi Knock

Amityville trustees plan to take up term limits, the possible hiring of a part-time fire marshal and the creation of a downtown revitalization committee in coming months.

The term-limit measure could be introduced at Monday’s board meeting. In principle, trustee Nick LaLota said at last week’s work session, board members including the mayor would be allowed to serve no more than two consecutive four-year terms. The village justice could serve no more than three consecutive four-year terms.

The measure seems likely to draw at least one no vote, from trustee Dennis Siry. “If you’re doing a good job and your heart is in it and you want to serve your village, why stop?” he asked.

Siry raised the possibility of hiring a part-time fire marshal to inspect buildings for fire safety and issue fines. Lindenhurst has already done so, he said, with revenue from fines paying the marshal’s salary for 20 hours of work per week.

The village currently relies on the Town of Babylon fire marshal.

Mayor James Wandell said he was moving ahead with creation of a 15-member downtown revitalization committee charged with writing a “comprehensive revitalization” plan for the business district. Each trustee will nominate two members by October, he said; appointees will pick the seven remaining members.

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