Town of Harrietstown Councilman Bob Bevilacqua addresses the Republican caucus Aug. 21 at the Harrietstown Town Hall after being named to run for the town supervisor’s position in the November election.
Photo by Andy Flynn.
continued “We did get things done when I was mayor,” Catillaz said. “It seems like we got a lot more things done than the town. I may be wrong about that, but ... There’s a lot going on all the time, I mean you can’t sit still. You’ve got to move all the time. We always have done that in the village and that’s just what I’d like to continue to do in the town.”
If elected to the supervisor’s post, the former mayor said lowering town taxes will be a priority.
“There’s an awful lot of houses for sale in the village, an awful lot,” Catillaz said. “I have to think that part of it is that people can’t afford the taxes anymore.”
Catillaz also hopes to bring more jobs into the town.
“In the village, we did it on our own, and we need them in the town” Catillaz said. “We need their help. We need their brain power. We just want them to be part of that.”
Creating a better working relationship between the town and the village governments is also on Catillaz’s to-do list.
“We all live here. We’re all part of the same community. And for some reason we just don’t get along,” Catillaz said. “We’ve got to get over that and move forward, and I’m sure that we can do this.”