[UPDATE] Port Chester Hires Village New Manager

On the agenda: Chris Steers promoted; village looks at appointing Janusz Richards of Port Chester as clerk.

UPDATE (8:20 p.m.): Chris Steers was tonight unanimously named the new Village Manager of Port Chester, effective Oct. 11.

The Port Chester Board of Trustees is slated to a talk about filling two key positions as it meets tonight at 7.

Up for discussion: Promoting Deputy Village Manager Chris Steers to village manager when leaves the job in October to move to Florida. Also, Janusz Richards of Port Chester is up for discussion to fill the vacant post of Port Chester Village Clerk.

The village clerk's job has been vacant since the retirement of Village Clerk  this summer. In June, discussions about filling the job briefly looked at hiring Former Rye Town Supervisor . However, that effort failed.

The Board of Trustees was scheduled to talk about the possible appointments in a 6 p.m. closed-door "executive session" and then discuss the positions in public at the 7 p.m. meeting in the Village Court, 350 N. Main St.


Also on the agenda for tonight:

Agreement between the Village of Port Chester and B&H USA Grill (aka Cousin Frankie’s Grill) for outdoor seating on Village property at Rear 116 North Main St.

Final report on the Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Code Amendments/Map and the SEQR process.

Proposed Interim Local Law – amend Village Code establishing a Permit Amnesty Program.

Retain Halcrow, Inc. for professional engineering services with regard to the Marina Bulkhead.

Amend service agreement with PMA Management Corp. to May 31, 2013 for the Village of Port Chester Worker’s Compensation Program.

Tax lawsuit settlement with Pathmark Stores, Inc., Section 142.53, Block 1, Lot 5.

If you can't get to the board meeting, you can watch it live on the web

eatingdogfood August 23, 2012 at 06:14 PM
True! There is little hope left for PC. Probably none.
JJ August 23, 2012 at 06:31 PM
Once again , I see your point but I'm happy that Mr. Didden reads what's being written here. That's a BIG start as far as I'm concerned. Port Chester should have already had "accountability" in their work programs, contracts and strategic planning. Accountability is something that has been sorely lacking in PC Government for years. I'm surprised that we haven't had more federal investigations into the nonsense that has/ is occurring in PC. You can start with the housing issues..................... It's still a great place to live but it's rapidly falling down the hill awash with inner politics, inept politicians, lack luster leadership and a rising crime rate. Thanks for at least making the attempt to see what Taxpayer's are thinking Mr. Didden.
Bart Didden August 24, 2012 at 12:17 PM
Good Morning to "overly concerned" & "eatingdogfood" the two newest GUTLESS WONDERS that hide behind anonymity when posting to this site. What you don't know is that Mr. Steers had individual meetings with various members of the Board prior to the meeting. What you don't know is that I was out of town for business and personal reasons for 10 days prior to the meeting date. What you don't seem to care about or recognize is that I took the time to discuss the appointment with the applicant rather than just showing up and voting, because what you don't seem to care about is that on such an important issue that Trustee Brakewood or Deputy Mayor Marino did not conduct an interview and that Trustee Brakewood did not attend the meeting to vote on the issue. JJ is makes a good point, you would know less than nothing if no members of the BOT posted here. One is better than none, even when your post is diarrhea your your own gratification.
eatingdogfood August 25, 2012 at 12:05 AM
Mr.Didden, the truth hurts. You don't have to be such a bully. What does knowing my name have to do with the quality of life in PC? Answer: nothing. I was born and raised there and sad to see what is happening. Some of the answers lie beyond local government, but IMHO, it's too late.
Bart Didden August 27, 2012 at 01:13 PM
eatingdogfood, sorry you feel that the truth in my response to you "hurts" or that plain speaking English makes me appear to you as a bully. How about this, put on your adult skin and suck it up. You can start by talking about issues only and know that I don't mind disagreeing on topics but when you take the cheap seats and agree with other "gutless wonders" such as overly concerned you get the response deserved. btw, "gutless wonder" was created by another Trustee in these pages and we continue to use it regularly when some persons choose not to write about topics with substance. How about this, don't fall into the trap of Obama and Democrat's like Mayor Pilla against Conservatives, who rather attack the character and divide people to win elections. Debate or post here on the issues. I have and will continue to answer with respect and candor questions that are posted here on Patch, but if you want to play politics and support the lack luster leadership and short on accomplishments Pilla administration, well then you opened the door.


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