August 4, 2021

Pullman-BLN

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Glenville supervisor seeks yet another expression as Dems test to unseat him

GLENVILLE  –  Chris Koetzle rattles off a extended listing of achievements when talking about his tenure as supervisor and why he warrants 4 more yrs in workplace.

For that to take place, he’ll have to conquer back again a obstacle from city board member Mike Aragosa, a Democrat at the best of a ticket that attributes incumbent Michael Godlewski and Jenny Lippmann, who is trying to get elected place of work for the to start with time.

Correct now, Koetzle and the Republicans keep a 3-2 the greater part on the city board. Any range of scenarios could transform that dynamic.

Aragosa has blasted Koetzle as a career politician, and alleges Koetzle micromanges city affairs and has an adversarial romantic relationship with some in the county and the village of Scotia – a claim Koetzle denies.


Koetzle’s slate attributes town board Sid Ramotar, 56, who is functioning for re-election and 31-12 months-outdated Katelyn Cook dinner, a political newcomer. Incumbent Highway Commissioner Tom Coppola is also managing again.

Koetzle cites his stewardship of Glenville’s finances that most just lately led to bi-partisan assistance for 2021 spending plan, and the rebirth of the when forlorn City Center retail hub.

“When I started my administration, it(City Center) was vacant, dark and presented our residents tiny,” he claimed in assertion, adding that the plaza now options a Focus on, Panera, Applebees, Starbucks, Five Guys and Aldi’s and “has turn out to be the vivid spot firms want to be.”

In a Facebook article launched Monday announcing his re-election bid, the supervisor also takes credit for slashing the expense of federal government, hardly ever breaking the tax cap, lessening personal debt and retaining a healthy fund equilibrium, building crucial investments in infrastructure and providers and growing the town’s industrial tax base to soften the tax blow to house owners.

He talks all through the 2:38 moment video about foremost for the duration of the coronavirus pandemic disaster to be certain the safety of city workers and residents.

If elected, Ramotar claimed in a statement that working with veterans and aiding the marginalized would be best priorities for him although Cook dinner, a Scotia resident, stated she options to advocate on behalf of  village inhabitants and appear to make Glenville additional pedestrian-friendly.

Koetzle explained he needs one more phrase for the reason that there is certainly nonetheless a good deal more get the job done to be finished, including continuing progress of Freemans Bridge Road, becoming a stronger voice for the compact business enterprise proprietors, and continuing to extend the parks as well as youth programming.