HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. (NEWS10) – After a year of water riddled with contamination, the village of Hoosick Falls is now looking forward to a fresh start with their mayoral election Tuesday.
After serving for two terms Mayor David Borge is not running for reelection this year, saying he is looking forward to spending more time with his family.
Mayor Borge has had a lot on his plate during his two terms in office, especially this past year while dealing with the water contamination crisis.
That issue will now be handed on to the new Mayor.
So who wants the job? His name is Rob Allen, a high school music teacher running unopposed.
The 39-year-old father of four has been vocal about the village’s water contamination from the beginning.
He strong opposed the latest settlement proposal with Saint-Gobain and Honeywell. Mayor Borge has said he is proud of that settlement, but it was tabled for a second time. It will now be up to Allen to draw up the final agreement.
Voters will also be casting ballots to fill three open seats on the village board Tuesday.
Brian Bushner, one of the village board candidates, is running unopposed to fill Deputy Mayor Ric Didonato’s seat.
Polls are open from noon to 9 p.m. at the Municipal Center on Main Street.