Less than a week after withdrawing from the race for Town of Mamaroneck supervisor, Tom Murphy today announced he is stepping down from his Village of Mamaroneck trustee position as well, effective June 1, 2009.
In an email to the Gazette tonight, Village of Mamaroneck Mayor Kathleen Savolt quoted Mr. Murphy’s resignation letter: “I have enjoyed my time as a Trustee and I am happy that the Village has made so much progress in the last few years. I have particularly enjoyed working with Mayor Savolt and the current Board, I am sure they will continue to move the Village forward. My reasons for resigning are strictly personal and I look forward to resuming my role as proud (non-office-holding) citizen of our lovely Village.”
Mayor Savolt praised Mr. Murphy, saying, “While everyone in the Village will certainly miss Tom’s exemplary service to the Village, we wish him and his family well.” She announced her intention to appoint current Trustee Toni Pergola Ryan to serve as Deputy Mayor, and she will need to appoint someone to serve out Mr. Murphy’s term as trustee. Anyone interested in serving and who meets the requirements for the office should contact her at email@example.com, or at Mamaroneck Village Hall. Trustees must be at least eighteen years of age, a registered voter and a resident of the Village of Mamaroneck. The position pays $5,000 per year.