March 13, 2004

Dryden village candidates

There's an article examining the contested Village of Dryden race for a one-year term as trustee in today's Ithaca Journal, speaking with both Democrat David Potter and Republican Robert Witty.

Witty, who was appointed to fill the seat when Michael Hattery left for the Town Board, cites his financial experience as CEO and president of CFCU Community Credit Union as a major qualification.

Potter raises issues affecting the Village directly, notably underfunding of public services and the quality of housing: "Many rentals are substandard or close to it, especially on safety standards." (As noted here earlier, the 2000 census found 43% of Village of Dryden rentals were built prior to 1939.)

Both candidates seem concerned with intermunicipal cooperation as a way to reduce costs. (Two incumbents, Republican Dan Wakeman and Democrat Mary Ellen Bossack are also running for trustee, but in uncontested races for two year terms.)

The article also includes a sidebar on uncontested races, noting Freeville's shifting of mayor and trustees and addition of a new member.

Posted by simon at March 13, 2004 8:07 AM in ,
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