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LETTER: Town officers should protect town interests, not village interests

To the editor:

Mary Sennett has been on the village board for three years. Never once have I read meeting minutes or newspaper reports that she felt the town water district was being treated unfairly by the village, because the village keeps raising the water rates to the town water districts for water that the village gets from the city of Syracuse for free. If she is elected will she all of sudden start fighting with the village to protect the town district’s customers or will she supply the village with the needed support to really pass on more village expenses to the town customers.

The three members of the Skaneateles Party are all village residents. They pay separate village taxes. The village water department has recently announced two major water line projects for 2014 and possible 2015 costing about $1.9 million. How will they pay for these improvements? Will the village water customers take it on the chin? Will the village resident-dominated town board decide to take on part of the debt because somehow it may help the town water district? I do believe this could happen. I don’t believe the town’s 1,000 water customers can afford this unwanted expense. I have not heard anything from their party about the future, they seem to busy looking at the past. I believe the present town board has done a great job handling some very difficult subjects. I encourage you to vote for three TOWN residents, three people who are experienced in fighting for your best interest not the village’s. Vote for Jim Greenfield, Steve McGlynn, and Rick Keyes on Nov. 5.

James B. Card

Skaneateles

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