To the editor and residents of Skaneateles, town and village alike:
The upcoming town election will impact our entire community. It’s time to join forces for the benefit of Skaneateles. It’s time to elect people who will work well with others, both within the town government and in cooperation with the village and other municipalities!
I am especially concerned with Jim Greenfield’s run for town supervisor. The board seat currently occupied by Jim Greenfield is not up for election; if he loses his bid for supervisor, he will remain on the town board until his term expires. However, if Jim wins the supervisor position in November, he will vacate his position on the town board. Then, in his capacity as supervisor, he will appoint a successor to fill his former place on the board. I believe the community would be better served if Jim remains in his current board position, where he can continue to contribute to town business.
There has been debate and divisiveness over village vs. town residency. All village residents reside in the town, paying both village and town taxes. As town residents, people who live in the village are equally entitled and equally qualified to serve on town municipal boards.
I’m sure that our representatives work hard on our behalf, but I am ready for a change and will be voting for the Skaneateles Party. They bring diverse business experience and educational backgrounds, as well as an established record of community activism on behalf of the environment and its residents (us!). For me, the election of Mary Sennett, Constance Brace and Claire Robinson Howard represents the cooperation, transparency, efficiency and cohesiveness that I believe we need and deserve in Skaneateles.
Please vote on Nov. 5