To the editor:
We write in strong support of Tim Mahoney and Jim Joseph as candidates for Cazenovia Village Trustees.
We have known and admired both families for over 20 years; dating back to well before they both chose to live in Cazenovia. They located their families here for many of the same reasons we chose to live in Cazenovia, and for the same reasons that many multi-generation families have such deep roots in this community: our quality of life is unmatched.
But Cazenovia cannot take this for granted, and more than ever we need to work harder to maintain our unique village character.
It’s no secret that state and federal funding for our local municipalities is rapidly diminishing, forcing us to do much more with much less.
This situation encourages our political leadership to consider public/private partnerships, scrutinize management of our municipal debt, make wise decisions on infrastructure investment with an eye to the future, and exercise thoughtful fiscal management limiting tax revenue and controlling expenses.
All this done with an eye towards balancing the unique character and history of our village and surrounding area with the need for responsible growth.
We submit these are the skills that successful business leaders must possess in order to shepherd their businesses into viable, long term successful enterprises, and they are also the skills we need to bring to the leadership of our Cazenovia Village Board.
Mahoney and Joseph bring decades of business experience to the village, from very different yet valuable perspectives.
Tim Mahoney is an entrepreneur who started his own construction business many years ago and has built this into a large enterprise, and along the way he has started several other related businesses that now work together. In his short time as a village trustee, Tim’s penetrating questions caused the village to refinance some long term debt that will ultimately save us a sizeable six-figure interest payment over the coming years.