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Dick Clarke Profile

By using due-diligence to maintain the balance between services and spending. I think the services - DPW, police, court, clerks - which village residents receive are the best in the area but we have to weigh that vs. cost. Streamlining wherever possible is crucial as well as consolidation of services with neighboring municipalities.

What issues are facing Baldwinsville? How do you propose handling these issues?

The obvious ones - taxes, lack of business growth, general voter apathy. We need to continue to provide services while maintaining a fiscal bottom line. Quality of life issues - parks, Paper Mill Island, the trails, strong DPW and police forces - will hopefully inspire new businesses to locate downtown and the development of Lock Street should inspire growth even more. Apathy is tough to deal with, but I try to make myself visible and accessible so I at least know the feelings of residents.

Why should voters re-elect you for village trustee?

My heart has always been with Baldwinsville. I love the village and what it stands for as a great place to live, grow up and raise kids. I think people who know me know I will fight to keep the village moving in a positive direction. I feel safe in saying that I work hard, have a positive outlook, am enthusiastic and have a strong character to do what is right. If I don't immediately have an answer to a question posed by a resident, I will work hard to find one quickly.

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