Laurel Hollow Deputy Mayor John Fitteron has resigned from his post after more than a decade serving what he called “a terrific village and a terrific board.”
Fitteron, 70, a retired Getty Petroleum executive, relinquished his New York residency for residency in Florida, where he keeps a home, making him ineligible to serve on the village board.
The resignation was effective Nov. 29, and Mayor Harvinder "Harry" Anand said he is reviewing candidates to appoint as Fitteron’s successor.
Anand called Fitteron his “right hand in running the administration” and joked that he will take Fitteron up on his offer to advise the board by phone from Florida.
“He was certainly an extremely valuable person on our board,” Anand said, adding that Fitteron will be sorely missed. “As a person of a very strong financial background, over the years his insight and prudence were greatly helpful.”
Fitteron, who said he changed his residency because he plans to spend more time at his Jupiter, Fla., home, began his tenure with Laurel Hollow government in 1998 as a member of the board of appeals.
He was elected to the board of trustees in 2001 and became deputy mayor in 2007.
“It’s been a pleasure serving on a strong and capable board that only wants to do the right thing for the residents of Laurel Hollow,” Fitteron said. “It’s given me a lot of satisfaction.”