Supervisor John Clarkson delivers his second State of the Town address at Bethlehem Town Hall on Thursday, Jan. 24.
Photo by Marcy Velte.
continued “I support investing in our town infrastructure, including sidewalks, when we can afford to do so and where our community committees have prioritized,” he said. “Furthermore, how we pay for those investments really depends on the situation and I think the board will all evaluate which financing mechanism is best given the particulars of each.”
Also in attendance was Republican Committee Chairman Fred DiMaggio, who said he did not agree with additional bonding.
“Town staff is already overwhelmed with the projects they have already,” he said. “The other issue is, more bonding also means more money to the tax payer. I don't see any reason why you would bond out for operating costs. That has been a problem in the past and all your doing is deferring instead of looking at the reality of the costs.”