by Richard Kavesh
Nyack, March 11 — The Nyack Village Board has approved a resolution establishing the position of Village Administrator and has set a date for a public hearing to discuss the new law.
We took this action to formalize into a full-time position the duties that our retiring Treasurer John Cincotta has performed for the past three administrations. John recently announced his retirement after nearly 16 years of service to the village. During much of that time he was de facto responsible for the coordination and efficient functioning of all village departments on a daily basis, as well as assuming the role of primary village contact for persons inside and outside of village government.
John’s imminent retirement has made it clear to all of us in Village Hall that Nyack needs a full-time, in-house individual with broad-based administrative skills so that the village can continue to function with the high degree of responsiveness and efficiency that our residents, merchants, and visitors expect and deserve.
As in other municipalities, the position of Nyack Village Administrator would be a Mayoral appointment requiring the assent of the Village Board. Trustee and Deputy Mayor Doug Foster has indicated a desire to be considered for this position. The Village Board recognizes Trustee Foster’s strong skills and professional experience. The Board has been approached by other potentially qualified individuals who will be interviewed and considered during the search process.
Anyone with questions about this or any other village matter can reach me by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at my home (353-1935) or office (358-0229).
Richard Kavesh is the Mayor of the Village of Nyack, NY.