Medina incumbents are unopposed in March 18 election

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 18 February 2014 at 12:00 am

MEDINA – Three incumbents for the Village Board will run without opposition on the March 18 ballot.

Current Mayor Andrew Meier and trustees Patricia Crowley and David Barhite are running under the independent Village Party. The terms are for two years.

Meier works as an attorney and entrepreneur in Medina. He has been leading the push to explore dissolution of the village. Meier expects a dissolution would save village taxpayers significant money. A committee is working with a consultant to determine the savings and how to best fold current village services into the towns of Ridgeway and Shelby, or in other special taxing districts.

Barhite is retired from a career with the Orleans County Department of Social Services. Crowley works as a program coordinator for the Genesee-Orleans Council on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse in Orleans County.

Village Clerk Debbie Padoleski said other residents picked up petitions to run for the Village Board, but none returned them by the Feb. 11 deadline.

The election will be from noon to 9 p.m. on March 18 with voting at the senior center, 615 West Ave.