Two vie for Lysander Councilor seat

What is the primary issue facing Lysander? How do you intend to resolve the issue?

There are many governments within our area including the Town of Lysander, the school district, the Village of Baldwinsville, the Town of Van Buren and the many fire districts. We have been working with several of these governments to determine areas we can consolidate and/or enter into mutually beneficial agreements to reduce redundancies and reduce costs while maintaining or increasing the level of services we all currently provide. One very important step to move this process forward is changing the elected highway superintendent position to an appointed position. With an appointed highway superintendent we will have the ability to enter into highway department consolidation talks with the Town of Van Buren and the Village of Baldwinsville that can go much further than inter-municipal agreements can achieve.

What goals do you hope to accomplish should you be elected?

I will continue to focus on ensuring that the services provided to the residents of Lysander are the best possible for the best cost. I am committed to the efforts of consolidating areas of our government to reduce redundancies and gain efficiencies that will result in the lower cost of delivered services while maintaining and improving the overall level of service.

Why should voters vote for you?

I have lived in Central New York my whole life. I grew up in North Syracuse and then moved to the Liverpool area when I married my wife Linda in 1991. We moved to Lysander eight years ago to raise our two children, Nina who is 9, and Ayden who is 7. We are very proud to call Lysander home and raise our family here.

I earned my Bachelor of Science degree from SUNY at Buffalo in 1989 with majors in finance, marketing and management information systems. I worked as a marketing product planner at Crouse Hinds from 1989 until 1993. I then went to Rome Cable where I was the market manager for the Utility Cable Business, Mining Cable Business and a joint venture with ABB High Voltage Cables in Karlskrona, Sweden until 1995. In 1995 my wife and I became partners with her father Chuck in the family business, Charles Signs. Chuck fully retired in 2002 and my wife Linda and I continue to run the family business today.

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