"Well done is better than well said," Mahan said.
"It's a new era for the town of Colonie. We are going to stand by what we stood by during our campaign. Fiscal responsibility and open government," said board member William Carl.
Mahan has brought in a solid platform of new department heads and staff to see that through, he said. People have been put in the right spots.
The appointments were before the board Thursday, Jan. 3.
"If we work together, that is the town board working together, we can turn things around," Carl said.
Remaining Republican board members J. Brian Hogan, Nicole Criscione-Szesnat and Tom With were not up for election this year. Both were in attendance at the swearing-in ceremony.""