Facing no opposition once again, town of Clay Supervisor Damian Ulatowski and board members Joseph Bick, David Hess and Eugene Young held onto their offices on Election Night.
Lysander Town Clerk Lisa Dell has been elected Onondaga County clerk. Dell, a Republican, received 61.37 percent of the votes. Democrat Kerin Rigney received 38.55 percent.
Republicans sweep incumbents in Lysander election
Republicans now occupy all five seats on the Lysander Town Board. Challengers Peter Moore and Bob Ellis defeated incumbent councilors Andy Reeves, a Republican, and Melinda Shimer, a Democrat. Shimer and Reeves ran under the bipartisan Lysander First coalition.
The corner of Pearl and Salina streets looks appreciably drier these days. At the Oct. 19 meeting of the Liverpool Village Board of Trustees, Mayor Gary White reported that drainage issues in the southeast corner of the village have been mitigated.
The town of Cicero has put down a deposit on 50 acres of land located on Route 31 for a future new highway garage. The town board authorized Supervisor Jessica Zambrano to execute an agreement to purchase 6658 Route 31 for $166,500 with a $10,000 deposit.
The Lysander Town Board will hold a budget work session at 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12.
The town of Lysander should be spending $1.1 million each year on road maintenance, according to town engineer Al Yager, but the Lysander Town Board is cutting maintenance and improvement spending by $75,000 next year.
Taxpayers in the town of Lysander could see their property taxes dip by 18 percent next year. According to the preliminary 2016 budget posted on the town’s website, comptroller David Rahrle planned to appropriate $215,000 of the town’s $1,690,000 fund balance to keep tax rates stable, but Supervisor John Salisbury said the board may use more of the town’s fund balance — its “rainy day fund” — to offset the tax levy.
For the fourth straight year, at the October session, my colleagues and I approved a fiscally prudent budget featuring reduced county property taxes. Over those same four years, we’ve decreased the property tax levy by $9 million dollars, maintained one of New York’s top bond ratings and have continuously invested in physical and economic infrastructure.
Each year, I join Central New Yorkers on Veterans Day to honor those who bravely risked everything in defense of our country. These ceremonies are an important way to thank our veterans and military families for their service, but I want them to know that they have a voice in state government all year — not just one day in November. The members of our armed forces put it all on the line for us, so it’s our responsibility to support them when they come home.
To the Editor: I am writing this letter to express my support for Mark Vanesky’s candidacy for Supervisor in the Town of Cicero.
The Fenner town election on Tuesday, Nov. 3, will offer an uncontested race for town supervisor and a contested race for town board. In the latter race, six candidates — including one incumbent — are seeking to fill two seats. Also running unopposed this year are incumbents Paula Douglas for town clerk, Sharon Larkin for tax collector and Dan Smith for highway superintendent. The Cazenovia Republican sent questionnaires out to each of the town election candidates last week to help town residents understand who is running and where they stand on the issues.
Second District: This district covers most of the western half of the town of Clay. There is one candidate for one seat, John Dougherty. Third District: This district covers the town of Cicero and the northeastern portion of the town of Manlius. There are two candidates for one seat, Tim Burtis and Ed Szczesniak. Fourth District: This district covers the area around Onondaga Lake, including portions of the towns of Salina and Geddes. There are two candidates for one seat, Patrick Foster and Judy Tassone. Fifth District: This district covers portions of the towns of Cicero, Salina and DeWitt. There are two candidates for one seat, Kathy Rapp and Bryan Seamans. Fourteenth District: This district covers the eastern portion of the town of Clay . There are two candidates for one seat, Casey Jordan and Kevin Tees.
Engineers for the proposed Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists office on Route 57 will have to wait until next month to see if the Clay Town Board approves their request for a special use permit. Despite some disagreement among board members, the board voted Oct. 19 to adjourn the SOS public hearing to the Nov. 4 meeting.
As the Nov. 3 election day approaches, the Eagle Bulletin hopes to facilitate the public’s interest in local governments by presenting candidate questionnaires for all of the elections that the paper covers.