Monday, March 5, 2012
Kudos to Saugerties Supervisor Kelly Myers and Deputy Supervisor James Bruno for voting to immediately rescind the terrible tax agreement negotiated with the developer of the proposed Dickinson’s Keep housing project.
Unfortunately, they were overruled by the other Town Board members who decided to give the developer another 45 days to bind the town to the agreement.
I also congratulate Myers on a successful first month in office despite not having the benefit of an orderly transition from her predecessor and facing constant hostility from her opponents.
In her first month, Myers worked with new Highway Superintendent Doug Myer to create a plan to repair town infrastructure damaged by Hurricane Irene, upgraded the town’s computer server and implemented several new policies that will save significant tax dollars.
She has also taken a strong leadership role in holding the New York City Department of Environmental Protection accountable for muddy discharges into the Esopus Creek.
During her election campaign, Myers promised change and she has delivered.
Saugerties residents can rest assured that the best is yet to come.
JOE ROBERTI Jr.
The writer is chairman of the Saugerties Republican Committee.