continued Talks about a consolidated central dispatch center to be used by the town and county have stalled since the county announced it would be moving forward without the town. So far, the City of Schenectady and the Towns of Rotterdam and Niskayuna are included in the plan.
Also, efforts were halted to consolidate the Scotia and Glenville police departments when village residents decried the proposal.
Hungry for more
Boulant said his main focus for 2012 is to get a family-style restaurant to open in town, which he said was worked on throughout 2011.
“Residents come up to me … and ask, ‘When are we going to have a restaurant?’” Boulant said. “Every day I am talking to restaurateurs and business owners … I am getting to the point they are tired of hearing me say it.”
He said the town has been trying to get national chains to take notice, but he has also talked to local business owners. There are some local people interested in the prospect, he said, but he declined to name anyone specific since talks are ongoing.
“I’m trying to get some local people to take a chance and try something,” Boulant said. “I know it will be supported.”