TUPPER LAKE – Three candidates are running for two, two-year trustee seats in the village of Tupper Lake: Republican incumbent Thomas Snyder, fellow Republican David Maroun and Democrat Ronald Lascala.
The Press-Republican asked the candidates to name topics they saw as the biggest issues in the village next term and to explain how they would address those issues. Among other topics, the candidates mentioned the controversial Adirondack Club and Resort project and plans for a building to house emergency services.
“I work for the taxpayer. I try to do a good job for the taxpayer so I have no set direction. I take all the work as it comes and get through it, doing the best job possible.
“There are a lot of important issues coming down the pike: the Adirondack Club and Resort project, the fire station and the revitalizing the parks.
“I like to have all the information before I make a decision. Right now, we need to find out what will be best for the area, whether it is the Adirondack Scenic Railroad or Rail to Trail. I still need more information on the projects to decide which would be best.
“I like to try to keep the taxes as low as possible, without any big jumps, and keep within the bounds of what the taxpayers can afford.
“I have no agenda of my own, and I promise nothing other than I will do the best job possible for the taxpayer.”
“Getting the emergency-services building built is the most important issue. The rescue squad, police department and fire department should all be in one building. After 9/11, New York state changed the laws about how we build emergency buildings to make it easier for them all to work together. It is essential for the community’s safety to build this emergency-services building.