Town Board names GL's D'Angelo to fill Rabbitt's term

| 28 Sep 2011 | 02:45

    WARWICK-Floyd D'Angelo is the newest member of the Town Board. He was named by Supervisor Michael Sweeton and the board unanimously last week to fill the unexpired term of Annie Rabbitt, who was elected to the state Assembly in November. D'Angelo will serve for one year, before having to run for the four-year term in November. "I am very flattered," said D'Angelo, who has lived in the Village of Greenwood Lake since 1975. "I feel very good that the board and the Republican Committee had confidence in me. It is an honor to be chosen." D'Angelo is no stranger to local politics. He is a regular at Greenwood Lake village meetings and sits on the village's Zoning Board of Appeals. He will continue to serve on the ZBA, noting there is no problem legally. "Neither Supervisor (Michael) Sweeton nor Mayor (Bill) Morris has a problem with it," he said. "There are not many issues that affect the town at village ZBA meetings." D'Angelo, who is married to Nancy D'Angelo, a judge in the village, said he considers development a key issue in the town. "We have to get a handle on development," he said. Other top issues are whether the Greenwood Lake School District will build its own high school and whether the new town beach, purchased through the Purchase of Development Rights program, will eventually have a municipal building located there. D'Angelo said he has lots of homework to do on these and other issues. "I look forward to sitting down with other board members and our county legislator," he said. "I want to get a handle on what other people feel outside of the village." D'Angelo is a graduate of Fairfield University and works in New Jersey as a group insurance wholesaler. He lives on the lake and, not surprisingly, includes boating among his outdoor interests. He is on the board of the Monroe/Chester Sportsman's Club and has been a member for 15 years. He also is a private pilot. For many years he and a partner had a plane in Warwick. D'Angelo was chosen from a field of 11 who applied for the job. With a history of having a representative from each area of the town, three were not considered since they were not from the Greenwood Lake area. D'Angelo will be sworn in on Thursday, Feb. 10 at 1 p.m.