“It represents a change,” the mayor said in an interview late Tuesday.
“We’re disappointed for Dave; we worked hard as a team. It was very tight, and when I get to look at how the voters voted, I’ll have a better idea of what we need to do in the future.
“We have some capable trustees and a new trustee to get accustomed to. We’ll start tomorrow as a fresh day.”
Village Board seats are four-year terms.
The community is looking to begin construction of the new trunk sewer line this spring, bringing to completion a project that has been in planning for more than five years.
The sewer project will replace a main line that connects across the Chubb River to the village wastewater treatment plant for an expected cost of $4.8 million.
The Olympic Village was the only Tri-Lakes community to hold an election on Tuesday; Tupper Lake’s village vote takes place with the Town of Tupper Lake elections in November.
There were no seats up for election this year in Saranac Lake.
Here are the results of other village races around the region:
Trustee (two two-year terms): Arvil “Junior” Moore, 115; Joe Treadwell,101.
Village justice (four-year term): Michael Phillips, 44.
And there were 77 write-ins for incumbent Justice John LaBonte, who elected not to run again.
Trustee (two four-year terms): Richard Scholl, 26; Eric Jarvis, 27.
Justice (four-year term): Daniel Lucia, 21.
Trustee (one seat): Patsy Rousell, 7 votes.
Mayor: Jason LaPlante, 25.
Trustee (two seats): Francis Boadway, 25; Charles Cheyne, 25.
Results for the Port Henry election weren’t available by press time.
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