On November 5th, 2013, voters in Gardiner elected their town government for the next two years. Newly elected officials began their terms on January 1, 2014, with a formal swearing in on January 7th.
As we know, the leaders of Gardiner, both elected (as in the Town Board), and appointed (as in the Planning Board and Zoning Boards), will set the priorities and the tone until the next election.
They will decide what is important and what problems and issues need to be addressed, where to spend funds, and where to withhold funds.
The fact is, that the vast majority of voting at Town Board meetings is unanimous. There are only a very few issues where sides are drawn. What is helpful to the Town Board is positive and constructive community input: fresh ideas, occasional kudos, just community interest, is most welcome by your elected officials. Here is our new team:
Supervisor Carl Zatz, above left, was re-elected to another two- year term. Incumbent Warren Wiegand, right, is two years into a four-year term.
Incumbent Mike Reynolds, above left, is also two years into a four-year term, and new board member John Hinson, right, was elected to a four-year term.
New board member David Dukler, left, was elected to a four-year term and Highway Superintendant Brian Sticia, also elected to a four-year term, taking over from Charlie Haynes who held the post for 34 years.