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Waldron set to lead Board of Supervisors

January 1, 2013
By LEVI PASCHER , The Leader Herald

JOHNSTOWN - William Waldron, who is scheduled to be named the new chairman of the Fulton County Board of Supervisors on Wednesday, said his primary goal will be to keep property taxes down this year.

"I'm not looking to change anything at the moment because everything seems to be pretty organized and stable," Waldron said. "The big goal, as always, will be to keep the taxes at a [minimum]."

Waldron has served as the supervisor representing the 4th Ward in the city of Johnstown for the last three years.

Last year, he was the vice chairman of the Board of Supervisors.

Waldron is retired after working for 30 years for IBM.

Since the vice chairman moves into the chairman position every year, the board also will nominate the new vice chairman at the Wednesday meeting, Waldron said.

Michael Gendron, the 2012 board chairman, said the board is expected to name Northampton Supervisor Linda Kemper as vice chairwoman.

Gendron said the county has a rotation for selecting the chairman and vice chairman, and Northampton is next in the rotation.

Gendron will continue to serve as Gloversville's 3rd Ward supervisor.

Gendron said all necessary committee assignments will be announced at the organizational meeting.

The meeting will be at 10 a.m. at the County Office Building.



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