Editor:

Incumbent Queensbury Town Supervisor John Strough has 17 years of involvement in town government and municipal administration training. His conservative accomplishments are real and cannot be erased or wished away by those in opposition who are less than truthful. 

Let’s review a few items. Budget: Lowering costs now and for the future. Points of fact, the implementation of the worker safety program has lowered compensation rates, outsourced animal control and information technology website development and management, reduced and streamlined administration personnel in the water/wastewater department, town clerk’s office and activities center, bulk purchasing with county, 25 percent electric saving using solar. Avoid bonding by setting aside funding for capital projects. Fund balances: all audited and found appropriate and in line with town fund policy. Audits: Zero deficiencies in internal controls and in compliance with municipal accounting standards. NYS Comptroller’s Office findings, after review and assessment of the town’s budget solvency, revenues vs. appropriations, cash flow and ability to deal with unforeseen events and financial indicators, conclude the town’s fiscal outlook is strong/fiscal stress score zero, the best possible.

There is so much more, but words are limited. Economic development has improved while additional savings and efficiencies are currently under construction. It is unquestionable that he is responsible with taxes and spending.

John Strough works hard to offer and open transparent government with meetings filmed, resolutions described and explained and public allowed to speak to all resolution prior to board vote. He has demonstrated a proven, successful municipal administration while adhering to conservative philosophies.

Conservatives should be aware of these important factual accomplishments that are authenticated; not just self-serving rhetoric. Vote for your endorsed/authorized candidate, John Strough, as Queensbury town supervisor, Conservative primary Sept. 12.

Chyrel A. Kelsey, Committeewoman-at-Large, Warren County Conservative Committee

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