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Two new faces vie for Rotterdam Town Board

Municipalities face problems with increasing expenses and declining revenues. The people do not want more taxes yet they do not want to lose any services. Cutting costs and reducing taxes by eliminating duplication and sharing services between municipalities is a concept whose time has come.

How would you promote economic development in Rotterdam?

We realize future success by using all resources, private and public, to build a commercial tax base creating jobs. You outline goals and objectives, involve people with experience and ideas, then formulate and adopt a plan, creating partnerships that make it a success. We all benefit.

Additional comments:

I readily accept the challenges we face and will bring new ideas to the Town Board. There are services we provide in Town today that we can do less expensively. We need to identify those functions, determine what those services costs our residents and then explore partnerships with others that allow us to maintain those services and reduce associated costs. Many such opportunities exist today in the areas of composting, sewage treatment, highway services, prescription drug programs, and assessments to name a few. We need to maximize new revenue streams. One such revenue stream alone would provide an estimated additional $150,000 in annual tax relief to our residents just by allowing ambulance services to bill insurance companies for the services being provided by our police department paramedics. These opportunities shouldn't be overlooked and will receive my prompt attention should they choose me as their Town Board member.

Frank S. Salamone

Age: 26

Occupation: Attorney and Counselor at Law

Residence: Rotterdam

Political Affiliation: Republican

Biography/Introduction:

Frank Salamone grew up in Rotterdam, New York and attended Mohonasen High School, graduating in 2002. He graduated from Utica College of Syracuse University in 2006 with a Bachelors of Science degree in Economic Crime Investigation. In 2009, he graduated from Hofstra University School of Law in top third of his graduating class. Frank Salamone has devoted himself to public service throughout his entire life. He started Cub Scouts at a young age, and progressed through the ranks, ultimately achieving the rank of Eagle Scout with Troop 32, sponsored by St. Gabriel's Church when he was a senior in high school. Frank continues to serve as a member of the Troop 32 Committee, as an adult volunteer. When he was a student at Utica College of Syracuse University, Frank was a founding member of, and founding treasurer of, the Make-A-Wish Foundation's Student Wishmaker program on campus.

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