I am writing this letter in support of Tom Pilewski’s candidacy for trustee in the village of Manlius. I’ve known Tom for nearly five years. Simply, Tom is trustworthy. And trust is critical when making decisions that impact a community.
I have been reading the various letters to the editor relative to the village of Fayetteville Justice election. At the heart of residents’ decisions should be the character and experience of the candidate. For those of you who may not know him, I write to offer my opinion about one candidate, Judge Chris Danaher.
I am writing to voice my support for Janice Abdo-Rott for re-election as Manlius Village trustee. I have read recently in this and other papers, the many letters of others like myself who support her. The recurring theme of the letters speaks to her collaborative nature, commitment, integrity and trustworthiness.
Trustee Eric Krouse writes about his unexpected decision to run for re-election
I must be crazy to seek re-election for a third term as Trustee for the Village of Manlius. I was asked to run the first time in an effort to elect a board more sensitive to the needs of the village. In 2009, I was re-elected for a second 4-term. I ran because there was still much unfinished work... on Vision Manlius... on budgets... on infrastructure. To top it off, we were in the middle of an economic downturn unprecedented since the Great Depression. The challenges have been many, yet by paying attention to the details and stretching our dollars, we have accomplished much.
Manlius mayor Serafin speaks out about election signs in the village
As we get closer to the 2013 village election, I have been hearing more and more comments, questions and concerns about the amount and size of the current crop of campaign lawn signs.
Candidate Jim Hughes gives his two cents
I am running for election to fill Tom Miller's unexpired term as village of Fayetteville justice, and I would like to take this opportunity to explain why I want to serve you in that role.
I’m writing on behalf of Mayor Serafin- look at what he has done: put in new sidewalks as well as redone the Swan Pond, which was badly in need of repair. It was drained and the sediment at the bottom removed, the concrete walls and fountain were repaired and the electrical wiring was upgraded. After 56 years I think it was way overdue for repairs and an upgrade. The paths were widened and it looks great- a job well done!
Candidate Bill Moran speaks out
My name is Bill Moran, and I am a Vision Party candidate for village trustee. Many of you have come to know me from my working over 20 years at the original "What's Your Beef" restaurant next to the Swan Pond. My wife and I also owned and operated Shelly’s restaurant at Liberty Square. As a result, I have extensive experience in the food service industry, experience that continues to grow in my current position as beverage manager at the Cavalry Club.
Because neighboring municipalities have new stations and Manlius does not, I am frequently asked about the status of our fire stations. "Are we going to build new ones just to keep up with Fayetteville, Jamesville and DeWitt?" is the most common question.
While employed as the Parks and Recreation Director for The Village of Manlius, it was my good fortune to work with Trustee Janice Abdo-Rott. As the director, I was responsible for implementing children's programs and working with community groups to create all types of special events. Every step of the way, Janice was there to lend a hand as well as to share valuable history of the department giving me a special perspective necessary to build meaningful programs.
Like most residents of our wonderful village, many with whom I have spoken, I hoped that the election this March would end the nightmare we have endured as the laughing stock we have become with our current mayor. I write to you to express my support and hope that we can make this happen by responding publicly to what a small group of people with vested interest in keeping our current mayor are attempting to do. Their motivation seems only to be to keep in office someone so unfit for anything productive that it spreads his upkeep among all our residents instead of just the few who would otherwise be saddled with his upkeep if he wasn't mayor.
Mike Magley responds to the "Manlius Parking Problems" article with his second letter to the editor
The parking issue facing Manlius is not a result of who controls the Clancy-Magley Enterprises, LLC (“Clancy-Magley”) parking area. Parking is a premium in the Village of Manlius, as noted in the Jan. 22 Manlius village board meeting. Bella Cigna recently went through issues of parking, just as the newly opened Ironwood Pizza now faces. The parking issue is a matter of quantity, not of control.
Dear Editor: I would like to provide facts in response to issues raised by your recent article.
To the editor: We wish to add a note of thanks for another cat rescue operation to the Fayetteville Fire Department as well as to very helpful neighbors.
To the editor: As I drive through the village of Fayetteville at this Christmas season, I am in awe at all the beautiful decorated houses.