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Rosenberg, Wierzbowski face off for Glenville Town Board

Edward Rosenberg

Age: 45

Occupation: Real Estate Broker for Gage Realty/X-Ray CAT scan Tech at Cobleskill Hospital.

Residence: Glenville

Political Affiliation: Democrat

Biography/Introduction:

Licensed Real Estate Broker and Small business owner since 1989. I served on the town board from 2005-2009. I have experience with virtually all of the town committees and departments. I feel I can bring my level of experience and ability to think outside the box to get the town back on track.

Why do you want to sit on the Town Board?

To add balance to the current board. It is currently made up of 5 Republicans, 3 who ran on the same team and my opponent who was handpicked to fill an open slot for the last year. We need transparency in government and we don't have it now.

How do you plan to deal with Glenville's current budget?

In the same way I did for the 4 years I served as Town Board member and Deputy Supervisor. During my time on the board tax increases averaged just over $15 per year for town residents and just over $4 for village residents.

How do you plan to attract businesses to Glenville?

Make all of our vacant commercial spaces available to prospective tenants and make doing business for new commercial tenants easier and streamlined. The establishment of a town committee of building owners and investors could be used to identify the strengths and weakness in the way we attract new business.

Are there any ways the town could work with the County and/or other municipalities to achieve new cost savings?

I think there is room for cooperation between the Town, County and Village. The current board's plan to duplicate services is a perfect example. Why would the town open a leaf composting site down the road from County run Compost facility?

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