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A Suffolk legislative resolution naming Belinda Alvarez Groneman to a new term as a Suffolk Community College trustee was tabled for an unusual reason: She’s still a trustee. Her term ended June 30, but Legislative Counsel George Nolan said she remains a holdover member, and can’t be given a second seat.

Legis. Thomas Cilmi (R-Bay Shore) put forward Groneman, a Republican who heads the Latino outreach group Pronto, after Assemb. Philip Ramos (D-Central Islip) lobbied Gov. David A. Paterson to replace her with Urban League of Long Island head Theresa Sanders, a Democrat. Appointments of the 10 members are split evenly between the legislature and the governor. Sources say Paterson won’t make appointments until a budget is adopted.