BVCA to Sponsor Meet the Candidates Night

BVCA to Sponsor Meet the Candidates Night

  Once again, the Bay Village Civic Association, representing the Village of Amityville, will conduct a Meet the Candidates Night.  This will be open to the public, as a courtesy, following the BVCA membership meeting.   That portion will convene at the Park Avenue School auditorium on Tuesday, February 25 at 7:30 P.M.

A Special Election will be conducted in the Village on Tuesday, March 18 to fill the remaining one year term for trustee, following the resignation of Peter Casserly. Nick LaLota was appointed by the mayor to fill that position last year.  This election will have him opposed by Andy Powell to occupy the position for the final one year of this term.  In 2015, a regular election will be held to fill the position for the usual four year term.

Questions will be based on those submitted earlier by BVCA members.  The BVCA Executive Board will select several topics to cover the majority of questions. As in the past, only the topics will be given to the candidates in advance.

Responses will be timed and should last for approximately a total of forty-five minutes.  A few questions will also be chosen from submissions by the public upon entering the room.  No questions will be taken from the floor.

Following the formal questioning, informal “meet and greet” time will be afforded over light refreshments.  The event should end by 9 P.M.

The format will be similar to the past event.

1.  Coin toss to pick first respondee….alternate responses afterwards

2.  5 minute personal introduction each

3.  Timed responses to questions..5 minutes each (maximum)

4.  2 minute wrap up each

A timer will be used.

Please note:  No filming or webcasting will be permitted.  We will ask attendees to keep phones off and try not to distract the audience from the questions and responses.

Informal discussions between candidates and attendees will follow over refreshments for about 15 minutes.

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