With Lynbrook Mayor Brian Curran headed to Albany come January, the village board will soon have to decide how it will move forward without him.
Curran, a Republican, defeated Democrat Dermond Thomas in the , which, among several local villages, encompasses Lynbrook. He will take office Jan. 1, 2011.
According to Village Administrator John Giordano, when Curran steps down, the four village trustees will vote to appoint a temporary mayor, who would serve until April 4, 2011 — a month after the March 15 village election, when a new mayor will be elected to the regular four-year term.
The board does have the option to appoint one of its own, though no decision has or will be made until after Curran steps down, Giordano said. "It is uncertain when the board will select a new mayor," Giordano told Lynbrook Patch.
Curran and two trustees, Bill Hendrick and Alan Beach, ran on the New Vision Party ticket in 2007. All three were elected, with Curran beating out then-village trustee Dave Penso and taking over for former Mayor Eugene Scarpato. In 2009, current trustees Hilary Becker and Mike Hawxhurst joined the New Vision Party trio.
The next meeting of the village board will be held Monday, Nov. 15 at 8 p.m.