There are ways to share concerns in a more subtle manner, so residents aren’t left feeling their leaders are biased.
Even after the second vote upheld the desire for dissolution, Holderman was still sounding bitter about the decision in a radio interview, saying, as if it were fact, that after three years, taxpayers in the current village area would be paying 20 percent more than they do now.
His adamant opposition to this change leaves us wondering how helpful he will be in steering his government through to its voter-endorsed conclusion. The mayor needs to show leadership is making sure this switchover happens with as little impact on individual residents as possible.
Keeseville will end its existence on Dec. 31, 2014, and village leaders need to guide it out with professionalism and cooperation, for the sake of residents.