We need to be able to continue building the climate for expansion in our town while maintaining our rural environment, the balance of which is key to our life style in Van Buren. Also, we need to continue to develop a comprehensive emergency management plan. We have been working on it for a while, but we need to keep building on what we have.
What goals do you hope to accomplish, if elected?
If re-elected I hope to bring balance and fairness to the town board, and to continue working on public safety issues for the town. Maintain a stable tax rate for our residents, improve and maintain infrastructure.
Consolidation is a popular idea and could save taxpayers money. What do you think the town can do to consolidate services?
Consolidation is a hot button issue right now as well it should be. In the past I chaired the committee to established a consolidated cable franchise for the towns of Van Buren and Lysander and the village of Baldwinsville. That took over three years to accomplish but we did it, proving that cooperation between our respective governments can work. While each possibility for consolidation must be viewed on it's own merits, these projects must be studied. We should be looking at the following areas: assessment, parks and recreation and public works.
Why should voters elect you?
My running mates Wade Marvin, Arie "Peils" Scholten and I bring over 30 years of combined experience to the table. We have always been independent thinkers whose integrity cannot be questioned. We feel that a balance on the board is necessary for a honest town government.
Name: Wade Marvin
Address: 6711 Canton St., Warners
Political affiliation: Endorsed by the Democratic Party
Professional experience: 30 years as a sales representative for industrial and heavy construction equipment