Qualifications for office: Experience in the public sector. Town supervisor and councilman; 25-year full-time resident; lifelong summer resident; Bolton Chamber of Commerce Executive Board member for five years; Town delegate for Adirondack Association of Town and Villages, four years; AATV Executive Committee member, two years; Lake George Association Executive Committee member, six years; Bolton Local Development Corp. member, four years.
Leading campaign issues: Maintain level tax rates in current economy; maintain town's AA bond rating; complete town reconstruction; community decision of Conservation Club; complete zoning revision in compliance with comprehensive master plan; local road reconstruction; Lake George Park Commission's stream corridor regulations.
What I'd accomplish if elected: Maintain level tax rates as under current and prior administrations; resolve the above issues facing town; continue to improve stormwater facilities within town; ensure expenditure of federal UDAG funds for economic development; use cable TV franchise fees to provide cable to remaining areas of town.
Candidate for Town Board:
Gregory R. Smith (R)
Address: 209 New Vermont Rd., Bolton Landing
Occupation: Retail (Hardware store owner, bus driver
Education: High School graduate, U.S. Air Force/Criminal Justice.
Public offices now held: Chairman Bolton Zoning Board
Public offices held in past: None
Qualifications for office: A lifelong resident of Bolton Landing, I have served for 16 years on the Bolton Zoning Board, 10 years as chairman. I have been involved in brainstorming the town master plan for our streets and parks.
Leading campaign issues: Community relations between the town, the fire department, the emergency squad, and the school district. We need to get our community back together. The towns infrastructure, the sewer and water lines, need to be updated. We must keep our tourism growing and the town master plan must move forward.
What I'd accomplish if elected: I will work hard to see that our roads are safe, that our sewer and water lines are working properly, and that our fire and rescue agencies have what they need to serve and protect our community.