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The clear choice for our next Town Supervisor is Kyle Kotary

Letter to the editor

— Editor, The Spotlight:

The clear choice for our next Town Supervisor is Kyle Kotary.

Kyle knows that the Town is a compilation of hamlets, North Bethlehem, Slingerlands, Delmar, Elsmere, Glenmont, Selkirk and South Bethlehem. He realizes the residents of these hamlets each have their own views and concerns. Even though the Town Hall is located in the BCSD, he recognizes there are two other school districts in Town.

Kyle and his family routinely visit the Glenmont Fireman’s Fair, the Selkirk Fish fry’s, the South Bethlehem Clam steams and the Bethlehem Grange dinners. Kyle realizes that the Town extends beyond the Delmar by-pass.

The Town needs to amend the current Zonings laws and reduce the regulatory hurdles to encourage smart industrial and commercial development. Kyle will encourage Town staff to provide the highest level of assistance and service to businesses in order to promote economic investment and prosperity in the Town of Bethlehem. Kyle has worked closely with businesses to identify creative solutions to challenging problems.

It is critical that Town residents are directly communicated to and provided enough information that will allow them to fully understand and continue to support the transformation that Kyle is supporting. The primary thrust behind these plans is the Town’s desire to attract a significant amount of new commercial business in order to diversify the Town’s tax base. Bethlehem has tremendous assets and is centrally located in Tech Valley. In addition to helping to further stabilize the Town’s finances, new high quality commercial businesses will improve the quality of life for residents and bolster Bethlehem’s position as one of the Capital Region’s great suburban communities.

Your vote is important. I encourage Democrats to vote in the primary on September 13, and everyone to vote in the general election in November.

After January 1, I look forward to working with Supervisor Kotary and a united Town Board.

Working together, anything is possible.

Terry Ritz

Selkirk

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