YORKTOWN, N.Y.-- In his first meeting as Yorktown supervisor, Michael Grace suggested changes to the courtesy of the floor rules, and appointed Terrence Murphy as deputy supervisor.
"I found the time clock a little but offensive. I think that when people come here and come out of their way to talk to the town board, the town board gave them three minutes, it always drove me crazy," Grace said. "So I want to do away with the three minutes, but I'll let you guys think about it."
Grace said he had not yet spoken to the rest of the board members about it, and Councilman Nick Bianco did not appear to agree with doing away with the three minute maximum.
"Let us think about it. I think you ought to think about it," Bianco said to laughter from the rest of the board. "Wait a couple of weeks, and then you'll see."
Grace stressed that any resident has the opportunity to speak to the members of the board as well as himself at any point, not just during courtesy of the floor and encouraged all to do so.
The newly-inaugurated supervisor also selected Murphy as his right-hand man Tuesday night.
"I would just like to thank Supervisor Grace for having the confidence in me, and being the supervisor here, and it's my pleasure being able to sit up here and serve for you, the people," Murphy said.
Grace also thanked former supervisor Susan Siegel who was in the audience and taking notes Tuesday night, for her thoroughness in leaving him notes to help make his transition to supervisor easier.
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