Background (education, profession, family, etc):
1977 graduate of Marcellus High School. USPS letter carrier in Camillus for 33 years. Wife Susan, dog Ruby. Member Skaneateles Sons of the American Legion. High School Wrestling referee.
One year Skaneateles Village Trustee. Previous eight years Skaneateles Village Zoning Board of Appeals.
Why are you running for village trustee?
After eight years on the village zoning board of appeals I thought it would be a natural transition to the village board where I could hopefully continue to serve the residents and try to make a difference in upholding the character of our great community. I believe I’ve attempted to do that with my appointment to the village board this past year. With the vast experience in handling many difficult and at times controversial zoning matters and working closely with all the various village boards, I feel I am an excellent candidate to return to the village board.
Why should people vote for you?
Experience and passion for our village. We have a unique community, pristine lake, one of only two sources of drinking water in New York state that does not require a multimillion-dollar filtration plant, vibrant downtown, great schools, a nice mix of newer and mostly older homes and residents passionate about their community. I would like to see all of these protected and improved upon. I plan to be accessible and listen to the residents; they dictate what we need to do. I believe in keeping services high and taxes low, not an easy scenario in these times but certainly foremost in my mind. With my experience within village government and my drive I believe I can continue to make a difference in our village.
What is your position on renovating the Fennell Street fire station and moving village hall there, and why?