Adam Kagan, elected Town Justice in the Town Election on Nov. 5, resigned as Pelham Village Trustee/Deputy Mayor effective on Tuesday, November 12. He will take office as Town Justice in January.
Pelham Village Mayor Chance Mullen, who praised Mr. Kagan's service on the Village Board that night at the Village Board of Trustee meeting, is accepting nominations for a replacement from the Board and the public. "I hope to gather a list of potential replacements in the next week or so, with a goal of appointing someone at either of the next two meetings," he said.
In remarks at the Nov. 12 meeting, Mr. Kagan said he was leaving the Village Board with mixed emotions after serving for eight years. Before his election as Trustee, he served one year on the Planning Board.
Looking back at his work as a Trustee, he cited the completion of the Employee Handbook, the sale of the Pelham Heights Water System to Suez, Solarize Pelham, the Community Aggregation program to reduce electricity rates, the "floating zone" to stimulate downtown development, a rewrite of the telecommunications code and a "Pelham law" to give police access to handgun possession data.