#1 The people of this town are the bedrock of our community not stepping stones.
#2 The Board has to abide by the laws and do what is in the best interest of the majority of the people of the town, not just a select group. I do not make decisions like this on my own. The Board has 5 members and we vote.
#3 No one is forcing anyone to do anything, Jim Desourdy is from town and picks up trash here in town.
#4 The multi Year plan is a tool from the Comptrollers office, it is a spreadsheet that shows what we can expect depending on our financial choices. Town Board are supposed to use it. There is no debt involved.
#5 The Town’s Republican Committee is made up of 2 people. Two people voted at the endorsement meeting and I was not one of them. Towns endorse local candidates, those rules apply everywhere in the county.
#6 The county did discuss the future of Countryside. They have every year since I was on the Board. I was the one who questioned whether or not it could even be closed because we now have the senior meal site there.
#7 I voted against the increase in exemptions for seniors because it would the cost of those exemptions onto the working class people who had no exemptions, increasing their taxes. The Warren County Assessors Association was not in favor of this exemption increase either.
#8 The airport expansion was approved back when John was in office. By the time I came into office the expansion was already underway. Also, Finch and Irving are both employers in our area that depend on the airport to fly in parts for their machines. If they can’t get parts will they stay here? Or will they leave taking the jobs with them?