Tim Kissane throws hat in ring
LAKEGEORGE-Tim Kissane, a local motel owner and sports coach, has announced his candidacy for the position of Lake George supervisor.
Kissane, owner of the Fran Cove motel and assistant basketball coach at Lake George High School, said that if elected, his top objectives would be seeking consolidation of municipal services and keeping taxes down. Kissane and his wife Linda have owned Fran Cove since 2000. They owned the Blue Moon Motel from 1984 to 1999.
In addition, Kissane's background includes work as an insurance broker, for Travelers and for the Lawrence Group of Schenectady.
He said his business experience would be helpful in managing the town's finances and operations.
Kissane is an Albany native, but he has lived about three decades in Lake George.
"After 28 years here, I have a good feel for the town," he said.
Kissane said he supports controlled growth in the town.
"Development needs to be accomplished an orderly, ecologically sensitive manner that protects the lake," he said.
He said he is now involved about learning more about local issues.
"I just want to get into the democratic process," he said.
He'll be facing current Supervisor Frank McCoy in the September primary.
Frank McCoy seeks re-election
LAKEGEORGE-Lake George Town Supervisor Frank McCoy recently announced his intention to seek re-election for a two-year term.
In declaring his candidacy, McCoy cited his achievements during his first term as supervisor, noting that he and the board had maintained an open government, had actively sought input on issues from town citizens, and worked hard to establish fiscal responsibility. McCoy said his accomplishments included the fact that he lowered taxes in his first term of office and launched an effort to build up the town's surplus.
Other accomplishments, he said, include saving the taxpayers $211,000 on the West Brook/Gaslight Village project by exiting the municipal partnership that underwrites the project's expenses. He also noted that he worked hard along with other area officials to obtain fee concessions from the state Department of Environmental Conservation - to keep the Americade motorcycle rally in Lake George for another five years.
Additional achievements McCoy cited include being the first community in the Lake George watershed to pass a ban on the use of phosphorus fertilizer; and enacting the Sex Offender Law to protect out-of-town guests staying at local accommodations from potential predators.
If re-elected, McCoy said he hopes to build on his accomplishments, minimize taxes and boost the quality of life locally.