On New Year’s Day the swearing in ceremony for Marlborough’s newly elected officials opened with Legislator Tom Corcoran leading in the Pledge of Allegiance. Judge Michael Krazia swore in Colleen Corcoran as Town Clerk and then in quick succession she administered the oaths of office to the rest of the town officials: Sherida Porpiglia Sessa as Councilwoman; Emmanuel Cauchi as Councilman; John Alonge as Highway superintendent and Scott Corcoran as Supervisor.
In a special short meeting that followed, Colleen also administered the Oaths of Office to Dave Zambito who will finish out Scott Corcoran’s last year as Councilman. If he so chooses, Zambito will have to run in the next election cycle for Councilman. In addition, Gael Appler Jr. was sworn in as Deputy Supervisor and Stephen Jennison as a Planning Board member.
After a decade as a Town Councilman, Scott Corcoran ran and won the position as Town Supervisor last November. In a follow-up interview Corcoran spoke about his plans for the future.
“I am excited and thrilled to be able to do this as Supervisor for the Town of Marlborough,” he said. “I’m glad to have an extremely well versed board that is going to help me every day. We had a good board before and I know we’re going to build on what we accomplished with that board and we are going to continue moving forward as we go into the next few years.”
Corcoran listed a few of the immediate projects facing the Town Board; finishing the south pier at the Milton Landing by installing pylons and negotiate with tour boat companies on contributing to the cost of approximately $250,000; utilizing a $560,000 grant to improve the Milton Landing Park; having CSX install the pedestrian crossing near the train station and starting renovations of the TOMVAC building using $800,000 in member items the town received from their local NYS Senate and Assembly officials. He also noted that two major developers are coming to Marlborough to build the Bayside and Dockside residential projects.
“I’m excited to see that we’re getting people come into our town, because let’s face it, density and population draw business; the more you have the more businesses you’re going to attract,” he said.
Corcoran said the swearing in ceremony, “was a great day and we had a tremendous outpouring of support today, which is a great way to start off an administration.”