Verses of Village History – Vol. 2

As you visit your voting poll today, it’s important to remember that every vote counts.

For instance, in 1850, a difference of only 16 votes separated the Village of Williamsville from becoming an incorporated municipality.

The count was 67 in favor of incorporation to 51 opposed. One ballot was declared disqualified because it did not state “yes” or “no.” Instead, of the proper answer, the voter wrote “For the incorporation” on the ballot.

The chief executive of the Village of Williamsville had the title of “president” until 1927, when the title was changed to “mayor.”

The first president of Williamsville was Benjamin Miller, who served from 1850 to 1851.