ARMONK, N.Y. - Howard Arden, a sales executive at Connecticut Business Systems and chairman of the town's Open Space Committee, was sworn in as North Castle's Supervisor late Tuesday afternoon in the Town Hall.
Despite having no political background, Arden, who defeated former Supervisor William Weaver with 56 percent of the vote in November and won the Republican primary in September by a 13-vote margin, issued a positive message after he was sworn in by North Castle Justice Robert McGooey.
"I'd like to thank Bill (Weaver) for his generosity in the transition," Arden said. "I'm looking forward to working with the new board. We have a great team and it's a real benefit to the town. This will be a fair and consistent administration and I'm looking forward to the new year." Also sworn in at Tuesday's meeting were town board members Michael Schiliro and Stephen D'Angelo. Schiliro won his second term and D'Angelo his first.
"I congratulate Howard and Steve for joining our Board and thank you for putting trust in me," Schiliro said.
Town Clerk Anne Curran and Town Justice Elyse Lazansky were sworn in as well.
John Stipo, a North White Plains resident, said, "it was a good election, all the right people got in. I feel Howard Arden will make an excellent Supervisor and we'll get a lot of things straightened out."
John Tiernan, a Banksville resident, called on Arden to be aware of the different hamlets in North Castle. A lot of people are Armonk or North White Plains centric, but you have to make sure you think about every problem for the other parts of town, said Tiernan.
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