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Four seats open for LP village election

Signatures can be gathered starting today for independent nominating petitions

LAKE PLACID — There will be four open seats in the village of Lake Placid government in the spring election: mayor, two trustees and justice.

Meanwhile, people can begin collecting signatures for independent nominating petitions today, according to Village Clerk Anita Estling. Fifty signatures from village residents are needed to get on the ballot as an independent. The first day to file independent nominating petitions is Feb. 2, and the last day to file is Feb. 9.

The village election is Tuesday, March 16.

After hitting his three-term limit as mayor, Craig Randall will be retiring from village government in the spring after 12 years at the helm.

The two trustee positions open in March are the ones held by Art Devlin and Scott Monroe.

Devlin has hit his three-term limit as trustee — the last eight years as deputy mayor — and will run for mayor as a Republican and independent, he said Dec. 22.

“I’m proud of what we accomplished in 12 years, and I’d like to see it continue,” Devlin said.

Monroe will run again for his third four-year term as an independent, he said Tuesday.

“I still have some unfinished business I want to do,” Monroe said. “We have the Main Street project and some other things going on.”

The fourth position open will be for village justice, which is currently held by David Coursen, the former village police officer named to the court in November 2019, according to the village clerk. Coursen replaced David Chapman, who stepped down from the position the previous month. The justice position is a four-year term.

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