THOMPSON At 2:48 a.m. on Thursday, Thompson Town Supervisor Bill Rieber and Fallsburg Town Supervisor Michael Bensimon were woken up by a summons to appear for the election to establish the new village of Ateres.
Wednesday’s vote on whether to approve the establishment of the new village that crosses both towns was supposed to take place, but the two officials called off the vote because disagreements about the amount of yes votes could not be settled.
Judge Stephan Schick issued a ruling late on Thursday morning directing the election to take place the same day.
The results will be tallied once the polls close, but they will be kept secret until a later time, according to town officials.
Rieber stated that the local clerks and supervisors will not be needed to certify the election at this time, per the judge’s directive.