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The town of Clay in review

Spreading the green

The green in Clay is two-fold, the town hopes to bring alternative technology and commercial business to the area as well as service the town within a fiscally sound budget.

"The next thing to do is try to bring commercial growth into the town of Clay," Ulatowski said. "The way we can do that is by green technology."

As previously reported by the Star-Review, Reva Electric Car Company has made plans to arrive in Clay by September of this year.

Ulatowski hopes the company's presence will enhance job growth and the town's sense of doing good for the environment, of which it has already strongly established, he said.

"I think this could really kick off green technology," Ulatowski said of Reva's relocation in Clay.

Ulatowski said he firmly believes that "green technology is the next industrial revolution," which is why he wants the town to be a part of the movement.

"That's the next path for the town," he said.

The town board has a commitment to ensuring Clay's residents are aware of all the services available and that the town is benefited to its fullest, Ulatowski said.

There was a modest tax increase, according to Ulatowski's take on the 2010 budget, but it's lower that the town's 2008 tax rate.

"The town is very fiscally responsible and has been or years," he said. "We're the largest town in Onondaga County and we've managed to balance residential growth with commercial growth."

Ulatowski said the town has benefited greatly by the recent merger of police services by bringing in the sheriff's department. He said the town is "in favor of

consolidation."

"It won't be out of the realm of possibilities for residents to expect more consolation," he said.

Clay 2010

With many successes in the rearview mirror, Ulatowski said the town has many more items on the agenda to make the town an even better place than it already is.

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