May 22, 2022

GLENVILLE  –  Chris Koetzle rattles off a prolonged itemizing of achievements when speaking about his tenure as supervisor and why he warrants 4 extra yrs in office.

For that to happen, he’ll have to overcome again once more a impediment from metropolis board member Mike Aragosa, a Democrat at the most effective of a ticket that attributes incumbent Michael Godlewski and Jenny Lippmann, who’s attempting to get elected place of business for the to begin with time.

Right now, Koetzle and the Republicans preserve a 3-2 the larger half on town board. Any vary of eventualities might remodel that dynamic.

Aragosa has blasted Koetzle as a profession politician, and alleges Koetzle micromanges metropolis affairs and has an adversarial romantic relationship with some within the county and the village of Scotia – a declare Koetzle denies.

Koetzle’s slate attributes city board Sid Ramotar, 56, who’s functioning for re-election and 31-12 months-outdated Katelyn Cook dinner dinner, a political newcomer. Incumbent Freeway Commissioner Tom Coppola can be managing once more.

Koetzle cites his stewardship of Glenville’s funds that almost all simply these days led to bi-partisan help for 2021 spending plan, and the rebirth of the when forlorn Metropolis Middle retail hub.

“After I began my administration, it(Metropolis Middle) was vacant, darkish and offered our residents tiny,” he claimed in assertion, including that the plaza now choices a Deal with, Panera, Applebees, Starbucks, 5 Guys and Aldi’s and “has become the vivid spot companies need to be.”

In a Fb article launched Monday asserting his re-election bid, the supervisor additionally takes credit score for slashing the expense of federal authorities, infrequently breaking the tax cap, lessening private debt and retaining a wholesome fund equilibrium, constructing essential investments in infrastructure and suppliers and rising the city’s industrial tax base to melt the tax blow to accommodate homeowners.

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He talks all by the two:38 second video about foremost throughout the coronavirus pandemic catastrophe to make certain the protection of metropolis staff and residents.

If elected, Ramotar claimed in a press release that working with veterans and aiding the marginalized could be greatest priorities for him though Cook dinner dinner, a Scotia resident, acknowledged she choices to advocate on behalf of  village inhabitants and seem to make Glenville further pedestrian-friendly.

Koetzle defined he wants another phrase given that there’s actually nonetheless a very good deal extra get the job performed to be completed, together with persevering with progress of Freemans Bridge Street, turning into a stronger voice for the compact enterprise enterprise proprietors, and persevering with to increase the parks in addition to youth programming.