Holmes supports Clarke’s candidacy for town supervisor

Letter to the editor

— To the editor:

I am writing to urge town of Cazenovia residents to vote for Tom Clarke on Nov. 8, for town supervisor.

I have worked with both candidates on many committees during the 36 years I owned Cazenovia Fabrics. Tom Clarke always follows through on his tasks when on a committee, researching the best answers for whatever is brought forward, always working with others to find the best solution. When he is given a job, you know it will be done well and on time.

He’s experienced and he’s green! Over the years, Tom has worked in many capacities for the town and village as a volunteer and as an elected official.

For 13 years he served as village trustee, then deputy mayor, and then mayor. As mayor of Cazenovia, he participated in a number of professional planning programs and oversaw the initial phases of the Small Cities Grant for improvements in the historic business district.

He was instrumental in the village’s purchase of the former Town Highway Garage property and helped initiate the village’s Historic Preservation Committee. He collaborated to form a joint Route 20 Corridor Committee.

Tom worked at the Madison County Sewer District for 31 years, (27 as Chief Operator), winning the District many awards for excellence. Receiving compost grants from NYS DEC, a facility was built providing free compost to residents. He operated and maintained this multimillion dollar facility as budget, enforcement and compliance officer while liaison to local and county governments.

He is now budget officer for the district. He’s a past member of the fire department, Lake Association, CACDA Board and served as President too. He served on CAPP (Caz Area Planning Project), was a member of the infrastructure committee and has served on numerous other committees and planning groups.

Recently, he assisted the village in writing and securing a grant through the NYS Green Innovation Grant Program. He is vice president of CazCares and has received the Civic Appreciation Award.

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