Upcoming election important for Broadalbin voters

Broadalbin votes “yes” or “no” and much more.

The General Election 2017 comes to us with a lot less “hoop-la” than the presidential election of last year. Nevertheless, on Nov. 7, Broadalbin voters will have 15 hours to vote their preference on a number of issues. The “yes” or “no” vote on proposals to allow a NYS constitutional convention, and the local proposition initiating the steps necessary to reopen the town beach are important to many. But, the election of a new town supervisor and two new town board members to serve the people for the next four years will also be your choice.

Should the will of the people be in favor of the beach proposition, I have already reached out to officials with both the DEC and the BR/HR Regulation Districts and received positive feedback and offers to meet. I am familiar with the process, as I handled all phases of beach operation during my 13 years in the town clerk’s office. As your town supervisor, I promise to be as dedicated to this and all other issues important to the greater Broadalbin community as in the past. Other plans in the works include the mailing of a townwide survey to get input from our residents, a quarterly newsletter with information and updates from all town departments, and the development of an informative, user-friendly and frequently updated website, all part of my promise to provide the openness, accessibility and accountability the people of Broadalbin have asked for and deserve.

My running mates, Doug Kissinger and David Bogardus are united with me in wanting to restore well-functioning, taxpayer-friendly, community-purposed, fiscally-accountable and welcoming Town of Broadalbin government. Please mark your calendar and be counted Nov. 7. This, and every election is decided by the people who show up. Thank you very much.

Sheila Perry