The held a brief public session Wednesday night at the to certify the results of the .
“It was an uncontested election but I’d like to congratulate our returning trustees,” Mineola Village Clerk Joseph Scalero said, noting that while “turnout was , one of the things I was very happy with this year, there was no voter turned away, no issue with any disenfranchised, everyone who came voted,” and absentee ballots were included.
offered his thanks to Scalero “for the work that you did regarding the election. I know it’s been a rough couple of weeks for you even though it was uncontested you still had certain laws to abide by and adhere to so I certainly appreciate your efforts on that.”
The mayor also congratulated the two Pauls, saying “welcome back and I’m glad you guys are here.”
There were 520 total votes cast on the machines as well as 24 absentee ballots either mailed or delivered to the village hall.
Trustees and will alongside Mayor Strauss and trustees Lawrence Werther and George Durham for another 2-year term.
Pereira, a New Line Party member, garnered 304 votes while Cusato, the lone member of the Hometown Party, had 264 ballots cast in his favor. This will be Cusato’s fifth consecutive term on the village board and the third consecutive term for Pereira.
The certified, total results for the election are as follows:Candidate Ballots Absentees Total Votes Trustee Paul Pereira 280 24 304 Paul Cusato 240 24 264
The 2012-13 village budget was submitted to the clerk’s office on March 20. The public hearing on the budget will be on Thursday, April 12 at 6:30 p.m.