About Us

About Us

Philip Gigante, Village of Airmont Mayor

Since 2008, Phil has served the village in various capacities:  In 2008, Phil was appointed to the Zoning Board and then in September of 2012, was appointed to serve as Trustee.  In March of 2013, he was elected for two years to his position as Airmont Trustee. During his time as Trustee, he has worked diligently to improve the conditions of the Village. A Village Board member should proactively make improvements and react to residents’ concerns. As soon as he was elected, he set up a social media page exclusively for Airmont residents to voice their concerns to him and, as proxy, to the board. This has proven to be exceptionally successful as the residents now feel closer and more involved in what goes on in the Village.
He has worked to maintain the character of our neighborhood, both while on the Zoning Board and as Village Trustee. He voted to draft and pass resolutions to allow more effective Village enforcement of property maintenance, stricter rules on recycling, and even personally drafted and voted to pass a law regulating block parties. He is not done yet as there are more issues he still plans to pursue before they become problems.
He strives to ensure that the residents enjoy the best services available while keeping their costs as low as possible. This year in particular, he saved the Village over one hundred thousand dollars by proposing and voting to rebid our snow contract. Last year, he lobbied the Town of Ramapo Assessors’ office about some of the questionable tax exemptions that were given in error. As a result, many properties that were illegally exempt or exempt in error are back on the Village tax roll. These are only two of the many instances that prove his eagerness to keep taxes low and prevent frivolous spending.

Paul A. Marchesani Trustee
Paul A. Marchesani, Village of Airmont Trustee.

Paul has been an Airmont Resident for the past 11 years. He has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Rhode Island and has worked in the pharmaceutical industry for the past 15 years. Paul has extensive skill in analyzing market drivers to monitor and adjust strategies and to capitalize on policy adjustments. He can apply these skills when working for the residents by proactively and reactively responding to issues that affect us all. He is a hard-working professional who has had a desire to be involved in the village for many years and his generational perspective will provide new insight to the board. In addition, he is a regular attendee of the bi-weekly Village meetings and an active participant. Paul has also been a member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks for the past 11 years which prides itself on charity, justice and providing for its government. He has been married for 12 years to Jennifer, a lifelong Airmont resident. Together, they have three children who attend the local elementary school. Additionally, Paul has been a dedicated Ramapo Little League and Ramapo Valley Soccer Club coach and manager for the past four years. He prides himself on teaching lifelong sportsmanship and ethics to our children.

Anthony P. Valvo Trustee
Anthony P. Valvo, Village of Airmont Trustee.

Anthony and his wife Laura, have been Airmont residents for the past twenty years.  They have two children who attend Cherry Lane Elementary and Suffern Middle School.  Anthony is a graduate from Brooklyn College with a Bachelors degree in Economics.  He has an extensive background in corporate finance and wealth management, having passed his series 7, series 66, and series 24 exams.  Anthony is currently a Managing Director and Market Executive for the Northern New Jersey market at U.S. Trust Company. His broader experience includes tenures at Barclays Wealth Management, where he was Head of US Credit and Banking Products; and Citigroup, where he was Head of Business Finance and The Middle Atlantic Structured Credit Group.  Anthony has always been interested in village government and will bring a wealth of knowledge from this background to the Airmont village board.

Anthony is an Eagle Scout and remains active in Boy Scouting.  He enjoys hiking and photographing the Ramapo Mountains and upstate New York.  Anthony is also a licensed Commercial Pilot.

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Peter Blunnie, Village Trustee

Peter has been serving Airmont as an Ad Hoc member of its’ Zoning Board of Appeals since 2015. He and his wife Laura have been Airmont residents for the past eighteen years and have two children who attended Cherry Lane Elementary and currently attend Suffern Middle School and Suffern High School. Peter is a graduate of Marymount College at Fordham University with a Bachelors of Science degree in Finance and Accounting and has an M.B.A., Finance from St. Thomas Aquinas College. Peter has an extensive background in corporate finance and administration and is currently the Director of Finance and Administration for Netfast Technology Solutions, Inc. His broader experience includes tenures with Experian Marketing Services Group as VP, Finance and Administration for ExperianCheetahmail; and Velocity Technology Solutions, where he was VP, Finance. Peter has always been interested in village government and his experience will be a benefit to the Airmont Village Board. Peter enjoys spending time with his family exploring NYC and traveling; and watching and attending New York Football Giants games.

Kevin Warbrick, Village Trustee

Kevin and his wife Eileen, have been Airmont area residents since childhood; and the Warbrick family has lived in the Airmont / Suffern area for more than a 100 years. They have three children, Kristen, Katelyn and Kelly. Kristen and Katelyn are Suffern High School graduates and Kelly currently attends SHS as a Junior. Kevin’s background is in computer systems administration. He has worked for NY City’s Human Resources Administration in many capacities since 1988, most recently in the Enterprise Resource Division responsible for server deployment and administration. His strong leadership experience and ability was cultivated as a 33 year member of the US Air Force / Air Force Reserve where he recently retired as the Command Chief of the 514th Air Mobility Wing at Joint Base McGuire Dix Lakehurst NJ.

Anthony Benedict, Village Justice

Anthony is the current Village Justice and has been a resident of Airmont for over 40 years. He is married to Maureen and raised their two children in Airmont. Anthony’s many career highlights include, Village attorney who formed the Village of Airmont, Former Deputy Town Attorney for the Town of Ramapo, Airmont Village Justice who established Justice Court, he represents several fire departments including Tallman FD, former president and member of board of directors of the Bronx County Bar Association, member of the American, New York State, Rockland, Bronx, and Columbian Bar Associations as well as the New York State Trial Lawyers Association and the Defense Research Institute, he was a Colonel, Judge Advocate General’s Corps, USA (Retired), and he has volunteered his time with local scouting, soccer and youth softball organizations.

 

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Petitions

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Absentee Ballot Application

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