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LOCAL VOTER'S GUIDE 1985 Town Of Manlius For Supervisor GHda Gelss Richard L Democratic Lowenberg Candidate Republican Candidate Due to the near doubling of the Town of Manlius m the past dozen years, specific needs and political interests have grown, but the Republican-controlled town government has not been sufficiently responsive to these problems The current town board is elected \at-large\ so that each council-person represents the entire Town of Manlius The town, however, has grown to 20-25,000 people, living in a number of distinctive neighbor­ hoods and having different sets of problems. As a result, each council-person finds himself balancing the diverse needs of the residents of one neighbor- hood against those of the resi­ dents of another The Manlius Democratic Committee and the 1985 candi­ dates believe that the \at-large\ system of representation should be replaced by \neighborhood^ representation in order to give proper emphasis to the needs of each area they plan to push soon for a public referendum on this point Democratic town candidates. The Town of. Manlius is a community that we all can be proud of Our town government is a major reason that this is so Leadership, expenence, and cooperation have consistently been provided so that our township works Basic services such as highway maintenance, snow removal, police protection, fire and ambulance protection and landfill availability are pro­ vided so that high quality is con­ sistent. The leadership and experi­ ence, necessary to plan and supervise development is espe­ cially important at this time Lack of these characteristics could lead to a direction our community doesn't want to go It is the final responsibility of local government to maintain tough cost controls, and the town portion is by far the smallest part of our tax bill Our town government has worked hard to achieve the skills necessary to help the Town of Manlius be such a nice community It will continue to do so. — Republican town can­ didates. For Town Board rj Minor ^Democratic Candidate I Maureen John S. Curtis Republican Candidate Shure Democratic Candidate Fay T. Piquet Republican Candidate Some Candidates Did Not Supply Photos Frank N. Purpura Republican Candidate Political parties with slates in local town races were asked to submit statements about the contest Town Of Manlius For Town Board Jack W. Cottrell Conservative] Candidate ,--\*' t -*' , «« v .. .• •• Charles W. Prustk Conservative Candidate Neil D. DewakJ Conservative Candidate Some things don't necessarily grow better with age. including town boards It is time to limit terms, clear the decks and allow for fresh thoughts on many of the expensive changes being de­ liberated upon by our present board Town expenses have in­ creased about 700 per cent in the past 10 years under the direction of practically this same board. Spending could be better con­ trolled if various town depart­ ments had a cap put on their spending with more careful scrutiny of money spent by town officials. Politicians can blame everyone else, but it is their job to guard the taxpayers dollars. For $245 a meeting, our coun­ cilman should do better. — Con­ servative town candidates. Vote Tuesday November 5 Town Of Dewitt For Supervisor Unopposed 8urton Lowitz Republics Candidate For Town Board J. Gary Susan V. Droege Fair Democratic/ Republican Conservative Candidate Candidate James L. Oonatd E. Guyette Retchert Democratic/ Republican Conservative Candidate Marjorie Joseph Hinton Simooetta Democratic Republican /Libera! Candidate ^ Candidate 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. As elected officials, we must strike a balance between re­ quested or desired services and realistic services, in order to keep the town tax rate as low as possible To effectively manage our town affairs, we need experi­ enced, qualified leadership — people who recognize thejorob- lems of the neighborhoods and are willing to work for solutions. The Democratic party offers the voters proven incumbents and dedicated neighbors as our slate of candidates for 1985. They are individuals with backgrounds of community in­ volvement, who will work for • Better communication with town residents. • Better enforcement of town ordinances. • Better police protection in residential areas. • Safe walkways and bike routes. • An updated town master plan, with zoning that is en­ forced During the next four years, the town will have to battle to maintain zoning integrity, re- (Continued on Page x ll) DeWitt is a great place to live and offers a high quality of life to the many people residing here. Our Republican officeholders have played a vital role in balancing its quality and growth. With a strong tradition of de­ dicated public service. DeWitt Republicans such as Burt Low­ itz, Don Reichert. SueJParr. Joe Simonetta, Marion Dean. Ivy Lynch, and Ted Marsh have paid careful attention to the details of local government on a daily basis on behalf of East Syracuse. Central DvWUt, Janifs>ville-and- Collamer Such items as adequate police protection, a pure water supply, highway ^maintenance and snow removal are basic services that benefit all of our residents:\ In fulfilling the needs of De- Witt in these areas, the Republi­ can administration has adhered to careful fiscal policies result­ ing in keeping town costs at an affordable level and at the same time giving rise to residential development throughout the town. There is more to be done (Continued oh Page 11)

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