Wednesday, March 18th brought an unprecedented turnout of Cedarhurst residents voting in the election for Mayor and the Board of Trustees. A total of 648 votes were recorded.
Mayor Benjamin Weinstock, Trustee Ari Brown, and Trustee Israel Wasser were elected to serve full four-year terms in the Incorporated Village of Cedarhurst.
When asked of the resident’s positive response and approval, Mayor Weinstock explained, “One of the greatest rewards that my administration has in serving the Village of Cedarhurst is to see the outpouring of so many friends and neighbors showing their approval by voting for us! Our residents are aware of the accomplishments of our Village Government and support the current administration. Many of the warm comments I received confirmed our residents’ pride in their Village. The entire Board and I look forward to continuing to maintain their confidence.”
Ari Brown has been a member of the Board since 2001. Brown stated, “Everything we do in Village Hall is a team effort. Having been on the Business Improvement District Board for three years prior to becoming a Trustee, I focused and redoubled my efforts to beautify the downtown and decrease vacancies. When I started working at Village Hall, vacancies were in the 12 to 14 percent range. I’m so thrilled that the fruits of our labors are being realized. Out of our 283 stores in the village, we now boast a vacancy rate of less than three percent.”
Israel Wasser, the newest member of the Board, previously served on the Village’s Zoning Board. Wasser stated “I am looking forward to serving on the Board as a Trustee to maintain the Board’s vision to continue to provide quality services, as well as to help maintain the Village’s low taxes.”