Chittenango: Looking back at 2006

Becker replaces Gladney

John M. Becker, a dairy farmer from the Canaseraga Road area, took the helm in the town of Sullivan. Becker defeated Councilman John Brzuszkiewicz in a Republican Party primary in September 2005 after long-time Supervisor John Gladney announced his intent not to run late that summer. Gladney had served the town in the top seat for more than two decades.

Becker, who was sworn in at a ceremony held at Bolivar Road Elementary School Dec. 23, has made it his mission to bring sewers to residents in the Bridgeport area. The town arranged a tour for local, state and federal legislators to show them what Sullivan has to offer and to share its vision for the future. The effort was made to help secure funding to support the Bridgeport sewer initiative.

The town held a contest this year to encourage community input in designing an official logo for the town. Also underway at the town is the development and installation of numerous sewer districts and water districts. Becker also spearheaded a contest this year to encourage community input in designing an official logo for the town.

Five years in the making

After working for years to get the Harbor Lights Business Park, formerly known as the Sullivan Business Park, ready for occupation, the Sullivan Town Council sold two parcels in the Route 31 project this summer.

Blanding Plumbing Inc. and Lakeside Innovative Technologies should be fully operational out of their new locations during 2007. LIT owner Robert Hulchanski, who residents just minutes from the new location for his job shop/manufacturing and machining business, said he has been renting space in the East Syracuse area.

"I live right here in the community, and I've lived here for 25 years now," Hulchanski said. "Being a member of the community and a Rotarian, I am excited about development coming to the area. The park is going to grow and give a boost to the community. I decided I wanted to be a part of that excitement instead of just sitting back and watching."

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