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Bartley, Merrihew prepare for second round in Eilizabethtown

Incumbent Supervisor Margaret Bartley and former Supervisor Noel Merrihew.

Incumbent Supervisor Margaret Bartley and former Supervisor Noel Merrihew. Photo by Keith Lobdell.

— Voters in Elizabethtown will have a familiar choice when they go to the ballots Nov. 5.

For the second straight election for the office of town supervisor, current Supervisor Margaret Bartley will face off against former Supervisor Noel Merrihew, who she defeated in 2011.

What do you bring the position of supervisor that will benefit the residents of the town?

Bartley: I have started a lot of various projects that deal with town improvement, and I would like to continue them and see things through. There are a lot of things to do and the biggest is the sewer project. It has taken two years to complete the paperwork on the Foot Bridge grant. We are also partnering with Verizon to bring in 4G service and with the help of Congressman Owens. We will have a blue mailbox on Court Street.

Merrihew: Experience. I think with controlling spending by coordinating our workforce we can help the efficiency of expenditures with the coordination of manpower.

What is the state of Elizabethtown right now?

Merrihew: I think Elizabethtown is poised to positively grow in a conservative fashion for the North Country region. We have all of the infrastructure, aside from the sewer. It is a matter of making the calls and bringing the parties to the table.

Bartley: I think Elizabethtown is moving forward. In the last six months we have had a half dozen families that have moved in. We have a couple of businesses moving in. We have turned the corner on the recession we have had. Between the chamber and the governor promoting the North Country, we have seen a huge benefit and the hospital has been a huge part of that.

What do you as supervisor, if elected, have to do to ensure Elizabethtown has a functioning wastewater treatment system in the next two years?

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