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Town Board appoints new member

— Despite the town being debt free, Haak said the future still holds challenges.

“I think we still face the financial challenges even though we’ve eliminated the operating deficit. We still need to keep our eye on the finances and provide services as cost effectively as possible,” said Haak. “We don’t want to turn around and find ourselves in the same situation somewhere down the road.”

Haak called the Town Board “very committed” with a “broad range of backgrounds” and said he was looking forward to adding his voice and “working as a cooperative body.”

Mahan said she was also looking forward to working with Haak.

“I’m certain with his background knowledge he’ll have a lot of good suggestions,” said Mahan. “We all work together as a team so I think he’ll be contributing to discussions on good decisions, sound decisions that are best for the residents of Colonie.”

Haak’s appointment instigated a personnel shuffle, creating a vacancy on the Planning Board, which was filled by Karen Gomez, also appointed on June 7 by the Town Board. Gomez’s appointment to the Planning Board created a vacancy on the Zoning Board of Appeals, filled by Kurt Huang, also appointed that night.

The Town Board usually meets every other Thursday but it will hold a special meeting on Thursday, June 14, to present information on the proposed Loudon House Project in Loudonville. There are no other agenda items scheduled.

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