Saratoga Editor, The Spotlight:
Now that the Primary Election is behind us, the general election is before the voters. You will be seeing signs indicating the slate for the Ballston First Candidates. Paul Simpson and Bruce Hogan are running for seats on the Town Council. Robert Ogle is running for the position of Town Clerk. Patti Southworth, our current Town Supervisor is running for re-election and it is hoped that with the Ballston First candidates being successful in their election efforts, she will finally be able to implement her Five Year plan for the town, which she has been requesting from the board for some time, but has been blocked from doing.
The constant battling with the current majority on the existing Town Board has prevented this community from benefitting from sound fiscal policies. If we are proactive in governing the Town, by utilizing her 5 year plan, rather than having the Town of Ballston be faced with what amounts to a crisis management situation when issues such as the water tower painting requirement and the water pumping station arise, these events will have been budgeted and planned for well in advance.
Please! Think about what you want from your Town Board and elect the entire slate of the Ballston First candidates on November 8.