Sleepy Hollow voters will find two slates of candidates competing for Mayor and the Board of Trustees when they go to the polls this coming March 18th. A new, bi-partisan political party has emerged from the discord that has splintered the village trustees over the past two years.
Trustee Karin Wompa, a Democrat, has announced her candidacy for Mayor of Sleepy Hollow in the March elections. Wompa is pursuing her party's nomination at the Village Democratic Caucus scheduled for January 21. She has also proposed a slate of three candidates to run with her for Trustee posts in the election.
Almost two decades after General Motors closed its assembly plant in Sleepy Hollow, the vacated 95-acre riverfront tract is back on the village tax rolls, much to the delight of village officials. A contract finalizing the sale of the property by GM to Lighthouse Landing Venture, LLC was signed late last month. The firm was formed as a partnership of Diversified Realty Advisors, LLC of New Jersey, and California based SunCal. The combined developers reportedly are paying $39.5 million for the property, a parcel of which will be given to the village for its use. The sale marked the end of a tax cut-off concession made to GM 30 years ago.