Town posts filled

Assessments, parks and the police department were on Redlich's list of priorities.

"I have little kids, and I'm interested in whether we can have a park as good as The Crossings in Colonie. Can we improve it? Can we afford it?"

As a criminal defense lawyer, Redlich said he's interested in the amount of training the police department has.

"Not just in Guilderland, but everywhere, I've wondered whether they get enough training," he said.

Runion identified some of the projects he'd like to focus on in 2008.

"There's water looping in the western part of the town; work on storm water management; and we need to be very frugal in our spending."

The frugality, Runion said, comes from the economic climate.

"There are additional mandates coming from the state, and the economy seems to be turning."

Runion said although he has not heard figures from local businesses, numbers he's heard from the county executive indicate a downturn in December.

"We can't count on sales tax," he said, "and our revenue from mortgage tax is declining."

Grimm said some differences among board members could be a good thing.

"Public airing of issues is good for democracy," he repeated.

Organizational meeting

Appointments made at Guilderland's organizational meeting on Thursday, Jan. 3, included:

Town attorney: Richard Sherwood

Planning board chairman: Stephen Feeney

Assistant town attorney, counsel to the planning board: Linda Clark

Planning board: Michael Cleary

Zoning board of appeals: Thomas Remmert

Chairman, ZBA: Peter Barber

Assistant town attorney, counsel to the ZBA: Robert Feller

Chairman, Guilderland Industrial Development Agency: William Young

Chairman, Economic Advisory Council: Donald Csaposs

Town historian: Alice Begley

Passport agent, marriage officer: Rosemary Centi""

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