WARRENSBURG-Linda Baker Marcella, who in May was re-elected to the Warrensburg Central School Board, has announced her intent to run for a seat on the Warrensburg Town Board.
Marcella said this week she is running because she is concerned about the future of Warrensburg and the local school district.
Objectives of her candidacy include the expansion of the tax base as a means of tax reduction, preservation of property rights, fair and equal treatment of all residents, and less government instead of more.
She said that while she's wary of over-restrictive preservationist land use rules, and she prefers "sculptured development" that would maintain the character of the town but yet find areas that would be conducive to commercial or industrial development by providing easy access as well as water and sewer utilities, and establishing a friendly approval process for local housing and commercial developers. She indicated that an expansion of the hamlet would make it easier for the town to work with developers and approve projects.
Marcella currently owns Adirondack Real Estate LLC and operates Spruce Mountain Farm, both located in Warrensburg. She noted that her decades of experience in negotiating commercial real estate transactions would be useful in promoting the development of Warrensburg.
Marcella said this week she perceived no conflict connected with serving on both boards simultaneously, and that such an arrangement would serve taxpayers well, boosting communication between the school district and town government.