Licata elected, Shuart returned

| 21 Feb 2012 | 10:58

    HARRIMAN-Village of Harriman voters re-elected incumbent Deputy Mayor Edward B. Shuart Jr. and elected challenger Peter Licata over incumbent G. Bruce Chichester in Tuesday's vote for seats on the village board. Licata, the chairman of the village's Planning Board, received 151 votes; Shuart received 104 and Chichester 100. Of the total 224 votes cast, 10 were absentee. The trustee term is four years. Licata has been a resident since 1996 and Planning Board chairman for three of his six years on the board. He supports fiscal and tax restraint within the village, traffic speed moderation and reduction in heavy trucking on weight restricted roads within the village. He said he believes development needs to be better controlled, is a supporter of the Heritage Trail extending to Harriman and would like to encourage greater citizen participation in village affairs. Shuart has been a village resident for 26 years and has served on both the Zoning Board of Appeals and Village Board. He said he intends to continue his cooperative work with the Village Board and providing input to the surrounding municipalities. He said he will work to moderate taxes, to maintain the current village water rates and he supports the building of a new firehouse. He also said he approves of the Heritage Trail extension but says the county must maintain the housekeeping, security and traffic control.