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April 24, 2013

City mayor won't run again


“There is no better place to live and raise a family than in the North Country. I hope our community leaders continue to focus on the outstanding quality of life our residents expect and deserve. 

“I wish everyone the best as Plattsburgh moves forward.”


Councilor Timothy Carpenter (D-Ward 1) said the mayor had his pluses and minuses.

“He did a very good job in some areas, and he did things differently in some areas than I would have,” he said.

“He is not exactly the relationship builder that I am, but he did a good job keeping taxes in line.

“But I was a little uncomfortable with the way he dealt with the Fire Department sometimes.”

Councilor Chris Case (D-Ward 5) said Kasprzak has been one of the hardest-working mayors the city has ever had.

“On Saturday and Sunday mornings, early, he was there for three or four hours, and he was always in his office by 7 a.m. or 7:30 a.m. every day,” he said.

Case said one of the more underrated achievements of the mayor was how he helped the city restore its bond rating to a healthy AAA level.

“He turned this city around financially,” he said.

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