Massena village honors deputy mayor, trustee
BY JEFF CHUDZINSKI
North Country This Week
MASSENA — Village officials honored Deputy Mayor Matt LeBire and Trustee Francis Carvel during the village board’s Nov. 15 meeting for their years of service to Massena.
LeBire served on the village board for eight years, serving as a trustee, interim mayor and deputy mayor during his tenure but decided to not run for reelection this fall.LeBire previously said he has not ruled out running for office again in the future but that he wished to take some time for himself in the meantime.
“I know I speak for the board when I say your knowledge and experience will be sorely missed,” Paquin said.
LeBire took the opportunity to thank his fellow board members, Village Administrator Monique Chatland, the various village department heads and his constituents.
“It really has been a pleasure to serve on this board, even during the most stressful times. I have really enjoyed my time on the board,” LeBire said.
Carvel, a former Superintendent of the Department of Public Works in Massena, will attend one last village board meeting before transitioning over to the town board.
Carvel was elected to a one-year unexpired term to the town board this fall, replacing the outgoing Tom Miller who opted to not run for reelection.
“Francis, you have been an asset to the board for many years. I know we haven’t always agreed on everything but your insight has been invaluable in the brief time we have worked together,” Paquin said.
Carvel has said that he will not run for office again after completing his one-year unexpired term on the town board.