Citizens of Philipstown (COP), created as controversy grew over rezoning in Philipstown, has announced changes in its leadership. Lee Erickson, Republican candidate for Philipstown supervisor in the November election, resigned as president. Tony Bardes has become acting president, the organization said earlier this month.
“While re-zoning may have been the initiating issue to mobilize our group, we will continue our role as an independent citizen’s advocacy group in issues controversial or mundane in our town,” COP said in a news release. “We look forward to continue to play an active role, not only in seeing a fair implementation of this new law, but also in other civic activities that are at the core of the Philipstown community. As we approach our second anniversary, COP continues its commitment to political independence and issue-based discussion.”