Pat Murphy becomes Millbrook Deputy Mayor

MILLBROOK — Mayor Tim Collopy began the Village Trustee meeting on Wednesday, June 12 by announcing that Pat Murphy is the new Deputy Mayor.

In other business, representatives from the fire department announced the addition of 7 new members. Mayor Collopy congratulated them, prompting all the trustees to show appreciation.

Fire Chief Dominic Boscardin raised concerns about new proposed OSHA guidelines that would require double the training of new recruits as well as expensive gear requirements.

Every member would be required to have two sets of in-date turnout gear, which would complicate their financial standing. Chief Boscardin urged Mayor Collopy to prepare letters as concerns are being brought to the state legislature.

Newly appointed Police Chief Keith Dworkin announced the department was awarded a $129,000 Law Enforcement Technology Grant after their initial application in December 2023.

“That money will be used for improvements and upgrades to the department’s infrastructure, including computers and computer servers,” said Dworkin.

Since Arbor Day the Shade Tree Committee led by Trustee Mike Herzog has planted 14 trees around the village. Herzog also pointed out that village members can inquire with the committee about having a tree planted in their own yard.

A proposal to switch street light bulbs with LEDs was made by Herzog.

Despite hesitation about the brightness and color temperature of the proposed lights the trustees agreed to a changeover, noting that electric bill savings would cover the cost of the project in three years.

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