How do you plan to deal with Glenville's current budget?
I am committed to giving the residents the services they deserve while looking further than the current budget year in planning. I feel that we must reduce our dependence on the fund balance to balance the budget and only invest in capital improvements such as paving or equipment.
How do you plan to attract businesses to Glenville?
I believe that Glenville has much to offer new businesses. Since my appointment in January, we have put together a packet for realtors and business owners highlighting the town's attributes. Also, we are looking at streamlining approval processes and timelines to create a business friendly climate.
Are there any ways the town could work with the County and/or other municipalities to achieve new cost savings?
Consolidation, when done properly, can work. Sharing services such as parks or animal control to name some things we have looked at as a board may be done in the future. It takes a spirit of cooperation and good communication by all parties to make consolidation a reality.
I have learned much about our town during the year I have served on the Board. I truly appreciate the chance to participate in a process that few people see up close. As liaison to the Department of Public Works, we have found ways to use our resources wisely, i.e. a NYSERDA grant for solar power, purchasing a waste oil burning furnace for the town garage, reorganizing plow routes for more efficiency, and composting leaves from the leaf pickup resulting in savings of time, fuel wear and tear on equipment and using the topsoil obtained at the town's parks. We have a strong, cohesive board and we share the same vision and excitement for our town's future. I take my responsibility to our residents very seriously and I feel my actions have represented that. I am hopeful that I will be able to continue to serve our Town."