04/24/15 1:45pm
04/24/2015 1:45 PM
From left, Greenport Village Trustee Doug Roberts, Trustee Julia

From left, Greenport Village Trustee Doug Roberts, Trustee Julia Robins and Mayor George Hubbard at Thursday’s meeting. (Credit: Jen Nuzzo)

As Greenport Village officials continue talks about cutting their own healthcare benefits provided through the village, the board’s two newest trustees have officially requested to end the practice sooner rather than later.

During Thursday’s Village Board meeting, Trustee Doug Roberts and deputy mayor Jack Martilotta sponsored two separate walk-on resolutions. One would have eliminated health benefits in nine months for board members and the second would have immediately set aside money otherwise used for their own benefits to pay for roadwork and infrastructure repair projects.

Both measures failed by a 3-2 vote without discussion, with Mayor George Hubbard, Trustee Mary Bess Phillips and Trustee Julia Robins voting in opposition.

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