The Village of Saugerties election, which had been scheduled for Wednesday, March 18, has been postponed to April 28 because of the coronavirus, by order of Governor Andrew Cuomo. The new date coincides with the state’s Presidential Primary election.
Mayor William Murphy commented that information now seems to come in a flood. “Within 15 minutes, I got emails from [County Executive] Pat Ryan, from [Congressman Antonio] Delgado’s office and Governor Cuomo’s office. They all had the same information, but given in a slightly different way.
Running unopposed are Trustees Vincent Buono, Donald Hackett and Terry Parisian. Polls will be open from noon to 9 p.m. at the Village Hall, 43 Partition Street.
The trustees also decided to hold a public hearing on the village budget on Monday, April 6 if the statewide ban on public gatherings is lifted by then. The budget calls for $962,110 in spending, an increase of $2,160 over the current year’s budget of $959,950. However, Murphy said that when the final budget is approved, he expects taxes to be lower than they were this year.