Glushko joins other fresh faces in making up newest town council

Glushko also said the council will continue working to finalize the town's comprehensive plan, which has been several years in the making.

"That's going to be very telling in its changes, I think, when people see that, with rezoning issues and new zoning issues and a complete look at how the town is set up and how it could be better set up in the future," Glushko said, adding the public will have its say before the plan is implemented.

The idea is to have town in the best position for economic growth and adding to the tax base, said Glushko.

"The tax base has to grow in order to keep taxes as low as possible," said Glushko.

Glushko has resided in the town since 1983, when he was assigned to the former Plattsburgh Air Force Base. He retired from the U.S. Air Force in 2005 at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel and has served as a substitute teacher for the Peru and Beekmantown Central School Districts.

Though Glushko now assumes the role of supervisor, he said the council as a whole is what will help direct the future of the town.

"Each [council member] is going to have a different perspective on things," said Glushko. "I'm just one board member ... when it comes to decision-making, it's an entire board process."

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