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Experience matters. Named a trustee in 2016, Mayor Mary Adams has been at the forefront of many beautification efforts, such as the Argyle Falls restoration program, community programs, such as the Babylon Block Party, and much more.

As the owner of 21 Century Fine Homes on Montauk Highway, Mayor Adams has been a member of the Babylon Village Chamber of Commerce for many years and knows what it takes to run a small business. When the COVID-19 pandemic shuttered businesses, Mayor Scordino and Trustee Adams worked closely with New York State and Suffolk County to relay important information to business owners across the village and develop safe reopening plans that followed state-mandated guidance.

As mayor, Mary Adams will be the leader that our community needs as we navigate the remainder of the COVID-19 pandemic while upholding the standards set by Mayor Scordino.

Here are some of Mayor Adams's accomplishments as Village Trustee:

  • Secured two grants from NY State Parks and Suffolk County totaling $225,000 towards the restoration of Argyle Falls. Involved in the project every step of the way until completion.
  • 5 Year Capital Improvement Plan included new playgrounds in the Village of Babylon. Park Avenue playground was completed in 2018, with Cooper Street playground set for 2021 and then following with the additional playgrounds throughout the Village.
  • Worked with Mayor Scordino on developing and scheduling quarterly meetings with the Village residents in a “Coffee and Conversation” with the Mayor platform.
  • Renovation of the 9/11 Memorial Garden at Argyle Lake
  • Painting and repair work at the Village Gazebo with brick work and repairs scheduled in the 5 year capital improvement plan to begin in 2021.
  • Appointed by Mayor Scordino to lead the Babylon Village Volunteer Corps to assist the needs of Village residents during the year throughout our community.
  • Worked with the Argyle Theatre to present the first ever “Babylon’s Got Talent” Night with over 75 contestants participating in the evening’s events.
  • Provided greenhouse tours to children from Babylon schools as well as additional school districts
  • Appointed by Mayor Scordino to be a member of the Babylon Newcomers Committee to bring to new Village residents all the benefits, “happenings” and information of living in Babylon Village.
  • Appointed by Mayor Scordino to sit on the Budget Committee.
  • Committee Member of the Baymen Committee
  • Worked with Girl Scout/ Boy Scout Troops with various projects throughout the Village, including updating 2 dog parks, adding a Science and Art program to summer recreation programs, sanitizing stations at the Gazebo, etc.
  • “Living and Working in Babylon Village is the best of ALL worlds. From our downtown to our residential streets; the value of all we have to offer to our businesses and residents cannot be found anywhere else on Long Island. Our Quality of Life that we all enjoy for our families is part of a continued commitment that I look forward to being a part of.”



With 25 years of experience as a member of the Planning Board, Zoning Board of Appeals and Architectural Review Board, Deputy Mayor and Trustee Frank Seibert is no stranger to serving the residents of Babylon Village.

A 35-year resident of the village, Deputy Mayor Seibert is a member of the Babylon Lions Club, Babylon Rotary Club and the Babylon Beautification Society.

As a member of the board, Deputy Mayor Seibert will oversee the village’s five-year capital improvement plan that will upgrade various playgrounds and courts across the community, as well as several important youth programs.



A nine-year veteran of the Babylon School Board, Trustee Dominic Bencivenga has been a fiscally responsible elected official in our village for a long time. Of those nine years, he spent five as president or vice president of the board. As part of his role on the board, Trustee Bencivenga worked closely with Mayor Scordino to negotiate shared services agreements that saved taxpayers thousands of dollars.

Trustee Bencivenga’s experience doesn’t stop there. His organization, Babylon Helps, facilitated grant funding and charitable collection programs in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy.

A longtime member of the Babylon Village Volunteer Corps and village resident for over 25 years, Trustee Bencivenga will add years of vital public service experience to the village board.



You may know Anthony, or Tony, as former Chief of the Babylon Fire Department (of which he’s been a member for 35 years). You could know him because he is a lifelong village resident, or maybe you ran into him down at the E Donald Conroy/Sumpwams Golf Course on a Tuesday night in the summer.

Trustee Cardali, still riding regular shifts on a village ambulance, has helped countless residents in their most difficult hours, saving lives and responding to emergencies.

A new addition to the Village Board, Trustee Cardali will oversee our Code Enforcement Division and help enforce the quality of life standards that our residents have come to expect.



John T. Rafter was appointed Village Justice in April of 2000. He served as acting Village Justice from 1997 to 2000. Judge Rafter is a cum laude graduate of the University of Notre Dame and New York Law School and is admitted to practice before the Courts of The State of New York and Southern Eastern Districts of New York. He was the founding member of Rafter and Associates PLLC, a litigation firm in New York City. He is a member of the New York State and Nassau County Bar Associations. He is active in various charitable and community activities, including the Babylon Lions Club and the Knights of Columbus. Judge Rafter has resided in Babylon Village since 1980. He and his wife, Pam, are members of St. Joseph’s Parish and are the parents of two songs Ryan and Sean.

“Babylon Village Court is a Judicial Forum where respect, common sense and fairness lead to the temperate administration of justice.”

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