Dufek will bring no conflicts to Rotterdam

first_imgMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsRotterdam convenience store operator feels results of having Stewart’s as new neighbor It appears current Town Supervisor Steve Tommasone and the other Democrats on the board are changing the landscape of Rotterdam with the addition of unlimited apartment buildings, spot zoning for pet projects and overlay zoning, reactionary to demands by others, i.e., developers.With the election on Nov. 7, the residents of Rotterdam should consider who they are voting for. The board candidates for the Democrats include Schenectady County Public Defender Stephen Signore and Rachel Rappazzo, attorney, to join current board member, county attorney Samantha Miller-Herrera.I feel this would be a non-representative government, one that’s beholden to Schenectady County. There’s a major conflict of interest. As Stephen Signore stated at the forum on Oct. 26, I’m appointed, not elected. Whose interests will he serve, the county’s or the residents of Rotterdam’s?Candidate Lisa Dufek is running for town board as “the people’s voice.” Lisa is a long-time resident of Rotterdam and has no special interests other than the residents of Rotterdam. She will fight for the rights of residents in Rotterdam.Shelley DodsonRotterdam As a resident in the town of Rotterdam, it appears that the town is at a crossroads. The town’s motto is “Rotterdam, a nice place to live.” Unfortunately, recent considerations and events by the current town board are counterintuitive to this motto.center_img Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinionlast_img