The Port Chester village Board of Trustees met Monday evening in a closed-door executive session at to interview five candidates for the vacant position.
“I was impressed with all of the candidates,” said Port Chester Mayor . “The level of experience that several of them possessed and the level of excitement that all of the candidates have about the position is very high.”
A candidate could be chosen at the July 2 Board of Trustees meeting but it is not likely that a decision will be reached before the July 16 session.
“We will deliberate as a board at our next meeting and we will have our candidate as soon as we get four votes,” said Pilla.
retired this month, creating the vacancy.
A proposal to hire former Rye town supervisor as Port Chester's next village clerk was rejected on June 4 after a heated debate over the selection process for the job and whether Morabito was qualified for the job. The proposal was put on the agenda for the Board of Trustees even though the trustees had not yet interviewed anyone for the position.
Pilla is also touting the possibility of merging the Port Chester Village Clerk's Office with the Rye Town Clerk's Office as a way for the two governments to work more effeciently and cut expenses.