TUCKAHOE, N.Y. Tuckahoe village board incumbents Janette Hayes and Steve Quigley were returned to their seats with a respectable number of votes Tuesday night.
A very happy Hayes read the unofficial results to the waiting crowd at Angelina's Restaurant in Tuckahoe.
"Steve won 82 votes, and I won 116 votes," Hayes said.
Joining Hayes while she waited were Bronxville Mayor Mary Marvin and newly elected Bronxville Trustee Guy Longobardo.
After they finished a Town Board meeting, Eastchester Supervisor Anthony Colavita and board members Glenn Bellitto of Bronxville, Joe Dooley, Fred Salanitro and Luigi Marcoccia of Tuckahoe stopped by to offer congratulations to the victors in both villages.
Both Quigley, a Democrat, and Hayes, a Republican, ran unopposed to keep their seats on the Tuckahoe Board of Trustees.
Hayes, 41, a village resident for more than a decade, said she has some solid ideas to deal with keeping taxes low.
"One major area which could also be viewed as a challenge is going to be continuing to review what shared services are available and feasible for our village and working with our neighboring communities," Hayes said. "Government all around will need to continue to move forward and look outside the box or status quo and take a business approach through measuring each function it performs, then managing it appropriately and accordingly.
"In order to move ahead in this direction, it will take commitment and oversight of what I believe are the five key components: leadership, communication, imagination, flexibility/willingness to compromise and common sense. Overall, the end result and goal should be to achieve greater economies of scale and skills."
Quigley, the lone Democrat on the board, said he adds perspective to the board.
"As a lawyer, I believe I bring a strong analytical ability to resolutions, proposed legislation and other issues that affect the manner in which our village is governed," Quigley said. "As the only Democrat on the board, I provide, when needed, an independent viewpoint."
Quigley said he favors careful and thoughtful review of development and the everyday running of Tuckahoe.
"I plan to continue to review and appraise proposals for development and other changes to the village in order to ensure that they comport with not only Tuckahoe's Master Plan, but my own sense of what is appropriate," he said.
"Further, we need to continue to scrutinize all aspects of the village government, staff and services to ascertain the essential services and then determine how to provide an efficient means of delivering them."
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