Arnold, Lentini unopposed in North Hills election

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The Village of North Hills Board of Trustees is pictured. (Photo from villagenorthhills.com)

Village of North Hills voters will cast ballots June 20 to likely re-elect two longtime trustees in the village election.

Trustees Elliott Arnold and Phyllis Lentini were the only people to file petitions declaring candidacy for their seats by Tuesday’s deadline, Marianne Loboccaro, the village administrator, said.

Lentini first took her seat on the board in 2003, and Arnold took his seat the following year. If re-elected, they will each serve a four-year term.

Lentini, 68, is the widow of former village mayor John Lentini, who died in 2002 and for whom the Village Hall is named. She was appointed to complete a two-year term on the board in 2003.

Lentini retired in 2007 from the real estate company she and John Lentini ran together, she said. She has also been active as a parishoner at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church in Manhasset.

Arnold, 66, a life and health insurance broker, was appointed to a vacant trustee seat in 2003. Both he and Lentini were re-elected in unopposed races in 2005, 2009 and 2013.

Arnold has also served with the Nassau County Village Officials Association and in community committees in the Acorn Ponds neighborhood where he lives.

Lentini said she wants to be particularly involved in the development of a residential subdivision on the former site of the historic Inisfada Retreat House, which borders the subdivision where she lives.

“We have reviewed very carefully all those big projects, and between all of us together, we made sure that the projects that went through went through the right way,” Lentini said.

Both trustees have overseen the implementation of a shuttle service between the Village Hall and the Manhasset Long Island Rail Road station.

In their time the board has approved other major development projects including the Ritz-Carlton Residences and a new headquarters for Dealertrack Technologies.

Arnold could not be reached for comment on Wednesday.

Polls for the June 20 village election will be open from noon to 9 p.m. at the Village Hall, located at 1 Shelter Rock Road in North Hills.

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