continued Why are you the best candidate for this office?
I say in the environment we are in, experience. I have worked very hard to deal with the mandates and the economy that we have been dealt through no fault of our own. I have tried to think outside the box and try to work new ideas into a very old thinking and out-of-date state system. We’ve worked and we’ll continue work with the Town of Manlius and the Villages of Fayetteville and Manlius on many collaborative efforts which include such things as Codes, paving and sharing of various equipment. I’ve also embraced new technologies as they relate to our operations to make us more efficient in the delivery of our services to the public.
What are the Issues facing the village and what will you do to address them?
The biggest issue I’ve already talked about, state unfunded mandates. My serving on the NYCOM Board will give us a local voice to try to address those issues in Albany. Other initiatives, as President of the County Mayors, I worked with Camillus Supervisor Mary Ann Coogin President of the County Supervisors Association and Supervisor Bush of Elbridge to have a legislative breakfast in which we invited all of the County Legislators, The attendance was outstanding and the focus was to get the legislative bodies of our three levels of local government together to discuss on how to collectively work together in the future. With the help of Ryan McMahon, Chairmen of the County Legislature we are setting up committees to go forward with this dialogue with the hope of more collaborative and cost saving efforts throughout the county.
What do you love most about your village?
It’s a small, safe, comfortable community, with a great school system with wonderful people which creates an environment which makes it a wonderful place to live and raise a family.