PROTECT RICHFIELD OUT
RICHFIELD SPRING – Former supervisor Nick Palevsky has regained the Town of Richfield helm, according to county Republican Chairman Vince Casale.
Casale said today’s final count at the county Board of Elections was 366-355, giving Palevsky an 11-vote margin over independent David Simonds.
His victory means control of the town board passes from council members associated with Protect Richfield, which formed to resist the Monticello Hills Wind Farm and championed a comprehensive plan and zoning code that envisioned the town as consisting of farms and houses.
Along with incumbent Fred Eckler, who was reelected Nov. 5, and newcomer Ed Bello Jr., it is likely the new Republican board will revisit the plan and zoning code that was approved by the Protect Richfield bloc in September.