Holley mayor urges support for DeFilipps and Moroz in June 18 election

Posted 13 June 2019 at 6:21 pm


To the my fellow residents of Holley, we have an election for Village Trustees this Tuesday, June 18. I am writing this letter in support of Jim DeFilipps and Rochelle Moroz. Jim has been a Trustee for the past 3 years and Rochelle for 2 years. Over the past few years residents have seen and heard about much activity and progress in the Village including the following:

Planning efforts such as the new Comprehensive Plan, and “Revitalize Holley” Program which is currently in progress

Construction projects such as Holley Gardens (Holley High School renovation), water and sidewalk infrastructure improvement projects, milling and resurfacing of Route 31 and 237, and Diaz property cleanup efforts.

Community improvements such as park Improvements and the Holley Community Garden which is now in its very successful second year.

Addressing Vacant Properties such as 89 Public Square which has been listed on Landmark Society’s “Five to Revive” and recently obtained by our Village of Holley LDC, and of course the Diaz homes being returned to the tax rolls with only 2 still under construction.

Equipment upgrades such as our new Kubota track machine which will be used in the park and as our new sidewalk snow plow – obtained through SAM Grant and assistance from Senator Ortt valued at $51,000.

These are a sampling of projects and efforts that have been underway and ongoing within your Village and there is much more to do! In addition to our designated responsibilities, we as a board, have taken on all these projects in an effort to put Holley in the best position possible for success, now and into the future.

This is a very aggressive approach, probably more than what people have seen in many years. None of this could be possible without the hard work of our Village staff and just as importantly the support of our Village Board.

The board, which I consider a management team, has worked solidly together, and with our staff, to keep these projects on track. There is a lot more involved than a once a month meeting. Every expense and every decision is carefully considered and a lot of time is dedicated to that.

Both of these trustees and current candidates for re-election are hardworking and dedicated to serving the Village and have been an integral part of the success of these efforts. I support them and their re-election 100 percent and respectfully ask you for your support and most importantly your votes for Jim DeFilipps and Rochelle Moroz on Tuesday, June 18.


Mayor Brian Sorochty