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Copenhagen, NY- Two Lewis County villages will be electing a new mayor this coming Tuesday.

Today, we take quick look at the mayoral candidates and their platforms for the Village of Copenhagen. Mayoral Candidate Kenneth Clarke was a trustee on the village board from 2002-2008 and was the mayor from 2008-2015. He tells us his top priority is to focus on the improvement of Copenhagen’s infrastructure, including the water and sewer system, if elected mayor. He said he’s “not afraid of jumping in” and has ideas to work with New York’s Health Department to upgrade the village water source, while also obtaining a second water source.

The other mayoral candidate, Kim Vogt, current Village Board Trustee, says a Zoning Commission has been initiated to address village needs for the future and officials are now working on zoning and site planning. If elected, Vogt tells us she will continue that process, while working with the village board.

Vogt and Clarke also discussed other issues they plan on addressing, if elected mayor, and they include short and long term plans to ensure Copenhagen has a bright future and is a welcoming place to live.

Copenhagen’s mayoral election will be held Tuesday, March 19. We will air the results the following morning. Stay tuned, we also spoke with mayoral candidates for the Village of Lowville: Eric Virkler and Joseph Beagle. We’ll take a look at their platforms tomorrow.

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