To the editor:
Many thanks to Skaneateles Village Mayor Hubbard and the village trustees for offering the possibility of relocation of Skaneateles town offices to the unused part of the village office building. It’s nice to see cooperation between both boards for the benefit of our entire community.
On the face of it, it seems like a no-brainer and it may well be. The town offices are undeniably inadequate at present and in some respects far from meeting state standards for municipal facilities. They have to do something soon and renovation of their current space is both physically and financially impractical. Why not consolidate and in the long run save money?
A couple of well-regarded former public servants have raised several issues which will need thorough investigation. The current town board seems perfectly capable of researching all aspects of such a project and arriving at a proper conclusion. Having the architect who shepherded the village renovation to a spectacular finish and a farmer who knows a lot about maintenance of buildings (he has a few to look after) bodes well for proper consideration of all matters- structural, space, finances, etc. It won’t be easy but we can be confident that these folks will come to a proper conclusion.
It’s great to have them all working for us. What a fine place to live!