Two slates of three candidates and a lone independent have been meeting commuters at the village center train station, held get acquainted sessions at their houses or otherwise campaigning since March 11. March 11 was when Village Clerk Robin R. Kline had received their petitions of between 120 and 717 signatures each.
The since-verified petition signatures (by Essex County Clerk Christopher Durkin's Election Office) are allowing Walter Clarke, Sheena Collum, Joe Kika, Geraldine Mehu, Robert Sandow, Stephen Schnall and Kelly Mattheiss Sullivan to vie for three Village Trustee seats. The seats, which officially change hands July 1, are for four-year terms into 2017.Kline and her newly-hired Deputy Village Clerk, Shinell Smith, drew voting machine ballot line positions for all seven candidates at Village Hall March 28. Sullivan, Schnall, Collum and a Sandow representative were present at the drawing.