The 2015 Village Elections... Why?
June 24, 2015
As you no doubt have noticed,
things have been a little strange lately. Back in January I wrote an
editorial asking Bellport Village residents to start thinking about the
coming Village elections rather than waiting until the last minute to come
up with candidates. Although there was a fair amount of discussion at times
through the winter and spring, as you know, candidates didn’t materialize
and the incumbents ran unopposed. In fact, the turnout at the poles was
dismal with only about half the usual number of residents turning out to
cast their votes.
So, the question is... Why? Why didn’t anyone want to run against the
incumbents and why didn’t Village residents turn out to vote?
I met with Trustee Rosenberg just before the elections and he said he
thought the lack of opposition meant that the residents were happy with the
performance of Mayor Fell, Trustee Ferrigno, and Trustee Rosenberg. That’s
why no one ran against them. It was the residents’ way of thanking them for
their hard work in office and the policies they had put in place. Is he
right? Does the lack of opposition and the poor turnout indicate that you
We’re going to give you a chance to let everyone know what you’re thinking
and feeling. Are you so happy with Mayor Fell and his administration that
there was no reason for change? Are you so busy with your life that you just
don’t have time for this stuff? Are things so bad that you’ve just given up?
Or, do you just not give a damn? We’d like to know and we’d like to share
your thoughts with your friends and neighbors.
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