Four vying for town board seats in Glenville

Bern-Smith lives in Glenville and serves as the director of policy for the New York State Senate Committee on Aging. She holds a bachelor's degree from Mercyhurst College and a master's from SUNY Albany.

Alan Boulant

Boulant, who is running on the GOP ticket, said that as a businessman, he wants to see if he can bring some "common sense and business practice approaches, as opposed to the political approach that's being used by everyone" to town government.

Boulant has been a Glenville resident for almost 20 years and is a member of the Glenville Business Association. He is the founder and president of local manufacturing company Solid Surface Craftsman, which is located in Glenville.

"My main issues are development in the commercial tax base," said Boulant. "Talking to residents and business people from Glenville, we're tired of having to go to Clifton Park or Albany to shop. One of my main things is going to be economic development " pro-business."

He said he wants to attract more businesses and restaurants to Glenville, as well as maintain services provided by the town with little to no tax increases.

"They've raised taxes every year in office but decreased services," said Boulant of the town's Democratic leadership.

Boulant said he also wants to make sure public safety is maintained.

"The present administration is not really for maintaining the services. If you don't maintain everything, then it's not a safe community to be in," said Boulant.

He said he wants to create a five-year business plan for the town to help eliminate "last-minute, irrational decision making."

Sid Ramotar

Republican Ramotar lists his main priorities as spurring economic development in Glenville " especially filling in vacant commercial spaces " and controlling the town's tax base, two things he believes go hand-in-hand.

"After living in Glenville for 17 years, I feel like I can play an active role in helping to contribute to the growth of the community," said Ramotar.

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