I hope you will cast your vote to re-elect Peter Keys as our town supervisor on Nov. 5. His campaign slogan, Government of the people, for the people and by the people, speaks volumes.
Ive seen firsthand his compassion and dedication for all the people of this town. He has lived up to his campaign promise of two years ago.
He promised open and transparent government and a friendly atmosphere where everyone would have the opportunity to express their opinions and be a part of the process of resolving issues. He has been ridiculed by his opponent for wasting time during meetings by going over the invoices; he does this in order to maintain transparency.
The good ole boys are uncomfortable with this transparency. They prefer to conduct business in the secrecy of afternoon meetings while most taxpayers were out working for a living.
His opponent and some fellow town officials are accusing him of not doing his job because he hired an outside accounting firm to do the bookkeeping. This move was made after discussion with the New York State comptrollers office and the town of New Bremens attorney, as well as other town supervisors in Lewis County, all of whom highly recommended an outside firm to ensure accountability of town finances.
Other towns supervisors who also utilize an outside firm highly recommended Nagy and Croniser. Again, Peter had to battle with the good ole boys.
This was after they voted to cut his salary by $2,000 and took away the health insurance and New York State retirement benefits enjoyed by the previous supervisor. After errors in the previous supervisors accounts were brought to light, Peter (himself) took another cut in pay to enable the accounting firm to keep the town safe if were audited.
Peters opponents platform is her accounting skills. If she is elected, I feel this would be a huge conflict of interest with her husband being a town employee on the payroll.
I hope the responsible voters will recognize all the good that Peter Keys has done for this town and that they will give him another term with a new board that will help move us forward and end the days of backdoor politics for the benefit of a select few.