Garden City's four property owners' associations are gearing up for their respective electors' meeting, held annually in January.
Each association will make their nominations official for village and school board trustee positions.
- The Central Property Owners' Association (CPOA) annual resident electors' meeting is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. at The Wyndham Room at 100 Hilton Avenue. (Note the change in venue, date and time for this meeting.) The CPOA Nominating Committee unanimously re-nominated current village trustee Andrew Cavanaugh for the 2012-2014 term. His name will be officially placed into nomination this evening.
- The Garden City Estates Property Owners' Association (Estates POA) annual resident electors' meeting is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. at Stratford School. The name of current village trustee Brian Daughney will be placed in nomination.
- The Eastern Property Owners' Association (EPOA) annual resident electors' meeting is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Stewart School auditorium. The names of current village trustee Nick Episcopia, current school board trustee Tom Pinou (position of school trustee at-large) and Robert G. Martin (Board of Education trustee from the East) will be put in nomination.
- The Western Property Owners' Association (WPOA) annual residents' electors general meeting is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. at Homestead School. The agenda will include the WPOA's nomination of current deputy mayor John Watras for village trustee in the upcoming March election.
Under Garden City's Community Agreement, which was adopted back in 1919, "the four property owners' associations are the conduits which supply the slate of candidates. At all times each section of the village has two of its residents on the board of trustees, assuring equal representation."
At each association meeting, any 15 or more residents can challenge the person(s) nominated by submitting a petition for an alternate candidate at Tuesday's meeting. The residents need not be POA members but they must be residents of that particular section of the village.
Challenges force a runoff election to be held in February in the section of the village where the challenge took place. The name of the winner of that runoff election will officially appear on the ballot for the village election in March.