MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. - This election year is quiet in the Village of Mount Kisco. Aside from county-wide elections, Mount Kisco residents will be voting on two board of trustee spots and the mayor seat. Trustees Anthony C. Markus and George L. Griffin Jr. are running for their respective positions uncontested, while Mayor Michael J. Cindrich is also running unopposed.
The Daily Mount Kisco recently sat down with Cindrich to reflect on what he and the board of trustees have accomplished during the last four years. Cindrich also offered some insight as to what the board of trustees plan to do in the next four years.
We have accomplished many things over the past four years, said Cindrich. We've completed the construction of a state-of-the-art library and were able to minimize operating expenses for the facility by utilizing green technologies, including a geothermal heating and cooling system in lieu of traditional inefficient and costly systems.
Cindrich and his fellow trustees also upgraded several parks in town utilizing federal funding, as was the case with Wall Field at Fox Park, and partnerships with private property owners, such as the new soccer field on North Bedford Road.
The board was also able to extend Camp Iroquois at Leonard Park to eight weeks, which is virtually unheard of in the county, according to Cindrich. We were able to upgrade sewer and water lines in residential areas and also added new service, including a new water line down Locust Street, as well as a new sewer line down Orchard Road, said Cindrich.
Cindrich seemed most proud of the fact that he and fellow trustees were able to partner up with the Town of North Castle to purchase and preserve land adjacent to the primary drinking supply, which allowed them to increase the Byram Lake watershed.
Obviously the economy has posed many new challenges and slowed progress on many new projects, said Cindrich. I believe I have the strength and experience to weather the economic storm as I continue to build a better community.
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