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Bosworth, Ricard conclude terms

"I would use my expertise I have learned at the town and state levels and throw my hat in the ring again," Ricard said.

Bosworth said he was also proud of his work to revise the town's master plan, which had not been revised in more than 30 years.

He said when he took office in 2000, the town was facing a situation in which cash reserves were depleted and a few capital projects were on the agenda that needed a bit of planning and preparation.

Bosworth said a comprehensive plan committee was put together to address the growth of those developments.

"This was to make sure that the existing character of the town was preserved, which would be harmonious with the environment and would cause no harm to existing residents," Bosworth said.

He said he was also proud of the fact that a large tax assessment challenge with Crossgates Mall was settled amicably, and said if it turned out differently, it would have placed a financial burden on the school district and town taxpayers.

Bosworth said he was surprised by the outcome of the November elections.

"We had a message of sound government," he said. "We wanted to get the people involved."

Bosworth credits this with enhancing the town's Web site and instituting a public comment period during town board meetings.

"My sense was that we were well connected to the public and had their support," Bosworth said.

Bosworth said he will continue to be active in the community and will support youth activities.

"I will also hold the new board members accountable for the issues they were elected on," he said.""

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