Monroe sworn in as Lake Placid trustee
LAKE PLACID – Former village police Chief Scott Monroe was sworn in as a trustee on the village board Monday night.
Monroe replaces Zay Curtis, who decided to step down from the board. Monroe beat out Dave Jones, who ran in March’s elections as a team with Trustee Art Devlin and Mayor Craig Randall. Both Devlin and Randall retained their positions on the board.
Randall appointed Devlin to the position of deputy mayor. Curtis served in that position for the last four years.
“Art’s ability to represent the community over the last four years – I think many of you in the room have seen Art at various and sundry community committees or other community organizations that are all trying to make our community a better place to live,” Randall said. “I think that uniquely qualifies Art to represent your village should your mayor not be available, which doesn’t happen very often, but on occasion.”
Randall appointed himself as commissioner of three village departments – electric, police and fire – and Devlin to two: police and fire. Trustees Jason Leon and Peter Holderied will serve as commissioners for the village Department of Public Works, and Monroe was appointed to work with Randall as commissioner of the Electric Department.
Randall also appointed Devlin to replace Curtis on the village’s Administrative Committee, serving alongside Holderied.
Randall appointed himself to replace Curtis on the Joint Town/Village Community Development Board. Randall and Devlin will also serve together on the Local Government Liaison Committee.
Randall reappointed Leon and Devlin to the Joint Youth Commission, and he declined to put Monroe on any committees.
Bill Hulshoff was also sworn in Monday for another term as village justice, and he was joined by his granddaughter as he took his oath.