MOUNT PLEASANT, N.Y – Carl Fulgenzi hopes to keep taxes low and beautify the Town’s business corridor to encourage commerce in his new role as Mount Pleasant Town Supervisor.
“There are some things I’d like to focus on, keeping taxes low while still maintaining the infrastructure we’re continually working,” said the 60-year-old, who is a Hawthorne native and lives in Pleasantville with his wife Stacy.
Fulgenzi said he would also like to see improvements made the thoroughfare near Elwood Avenue and Commerce Street.
“My dream is to do sidewalk plantings, lighting and clean up that whole area,” said Fulgenzi. “It might entice the business people to invest in their properties. That’s something I’d like to see.”
Fulgenzi, 60, has served as interim supervisor since Oct. 10 when then supervisor Joan Maybury resigned for personal reasons . He was sworn in as supervisor on Oct. 29 to finish out the remainder of Maybury’s two-year term, which is up for election in November 2015.
Fulgenzi, who has his own plumbing and heating business, won a contested election for councilman in 1989, and served on the Mount Pleasant Town Board from 1990 to 1994. He chose not to seek another term to spend more time with his family. He came back to the board in 2007 and was appointed deputy supervisor in 2011.
“I’ve turned the majority of my plumbing and heating work over to a friend, my hope is to do something on the side on the weekends,” said Fulgenzi, a Republican. “Right now I am going to focus on the town’s business.”
Fulgenzi is involved in the Thornwood Lions Club, Mount Pleasant Chamber of Commerce and chairs the Mount Pleasant Industrial Development Agency, which recently worked to grant incentives to Regeneron Pharmaceuticals which is guaranteeing 400 jobs with their project.
At an upcoming meeting, the Town Board is expected to appoint a new council member to fill Fulgenzi's seat.