Schroon supervisor to step down

Primary election Sept. 13

— Schroon will have a new supervisor in 2012.

Cathy Moses has decided not to seek re-election to the post, having served 12 years as the town’s top official.

“I really need family time,” Moses said. “When there is something they (family members) want to do, I want to be there with them.”

Moses has been in the supervisor’s office more than 25 years. She worked as clerk to Supervisor John Kelly for 13 1/2 years. When he stepped down, Moses was elected supervisor. She’s held the office 12 years.

“I’m so honored to have had the opportunity to work at our town hall,” Moses said. “People have been wonderful. I’m very grateful for my 25 1/2 years here.”

Hoping to succeed Moses are Michael Marnell, Meg Wood and Dennis Christian. All are seeking the Republican Party nomination in the Sept. 13 primary. Each has also filed to run as an independent and will be on the November general election ballot.

Marnell has served as Schroon highway superintendent and on the town board. Wood, an assistant to Assemblywoman Teresa Sayward, is a town board member. Christian is a local businessman.

“Schroon is fortunate to have very good candidates for supervisor,” Moses said. “I know when I walk out the door I’ll be turning the town over to a very competent person.”

Moses is proud of her tenure as supervisor. While remaining fiscally conservative, the community has completely rebuilt its infrastructure under her watch. It has new water and sewer systems, a new highway garage and a new boat launch. Roads have been rebuilt, parks refurbished and the airport updated.

“The town is in good shape for years to come,” Moses said. “I’m very proud of what we’ve accomplished. We were fortunate to get that work done before the (national) economy turned bad. Almost everything was done with grant money.

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