Election season in the villages of Sag Harbor and North Haven is just around the corner.
Candidates interested in running for office in either village may file nominating petitions with village clerks Beth Kamper or Eileen Tuohy beginning on Tuesday, May 7. The last day to file a nominating petition is Tuesday, May 14. Elections will be held on June 18 at the Sag Harbor Volunteer Fire Department headquarters on Brick Kiln Road and at North Haven Village Hall on Ferry Road.
This year, residents in Sag Harbor will vote for mayor, for two seats on the village board and for village justice. Those seats are currently held by Mayor Sandra Schroeder, Trustee Ken O’Donnell and Trustee Aidan Corish and Justice Lisa Rana.
In North Haven Village, two seats are up for election on the village’s board of trustees. They are currently held by Jamie Davis and James Laspesa. On Wednesday, Ms. Tuohy said she anticipated both incumbents would seek reelection.
During village elections on June 18, residents in Sag Harbor will also weigh in on whether to increase the LOSAP, or length of service award program for the Sag Harbor Ambulance Corp., from $20 to $30 per month. The pension-like incentive program for the volunteer force gives volunteers a state-approved benefit once they reach retirement age based on their length of service within the Corps.
The Sag Harbor Village Ambulance Corps has seen a steady increase in the number of calls it answers over the last decade. In an interview earlier this year, corps chief Deborah O’Brien estimated the corps 29 volunteers average 552 hours of training and work a year — many logging hours far higher than the average.