North Hills incumbents to run for re-election

James Galloway

Village of North Hills Mayor Marvin Natiss said Tuesday he plans to run for re-election next month along with trustees Dennis Sgambati and Gail Cohen and Village Justice Sigmund Semon.

The four, he said, plan to run a joint re-election campaign as members of the Homeowners party.

Natiss has served as mayor since 2003, and prior to that he was village justice.

He said he hopes to oversee the completion of the large construction projects in the village, including the Ritz-Carlton Residences and the proposed 46-home development on the former grounds of the St. Ignatius Retreat House off Searingtown Road.

“Those are major projects that we want to see to completion and it might take another two or three years,” Natiss said.

Natiss, an attorney, touted North Hills’ tax rate, which he called the lowest of 64 villages in Nassau County, and the establishment of a shuttle service from Village Hall to the Manhasset train station as among his largest accomplishments so far in office.

“We’ve kept the village taxes low. We’ve stayed on budget; no elected officials have seen any increases, no appointed officials have seen any increases,” he said. “We try to run a tight ship, and that’s how the village tax stays low.”

He said the village would look to maintain the shuttle service, which has departures between 6:35 a.m. to 9 a.m. to the train station and return trips between 4:55 p.m. and 8 p.m. each weekday.

The deadline for candidates to submit petitions for a spot on the ballot is May 12, and the election will be held Tuesday, June 16.

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