To the editor:
Voters in the town of Harrietstown have a distinct choice between the same old ways of doing things - an airport awash in red ink, a vacant industrial park and double-digit tax hikes - or a new, progressive and successful way that's brought in new industry and repaired streets and walks, all done within the 2 percent tax cap. That's the choice between Mr. Bevilacqua, who wants the village to "slow down," and Mr. Tom Catillaz, who wants to get the town of Harrietstown moving ahead, to speed up and to catch up and to keep its tax increases below the 2 percent state-mandated cap, just as he's done for the last three years in the village.
Tom wants the village and town to work together to lessen the tax burden and the water and sewer cost burden for everybody. Tom Catillaz won't settle for the $300,000 annual deficits at the airport that have caused our tax rate increases to skyrocket. He won't rest while the town's industrial park sits nearly vacant. He'll use his experience and knowledge to "speed things up" and bring jobs to Harrietstown. He will also work to make sure Trudeau Institute remains in Saranac Lake, viable and ready to hire more townspeople. He won't say, "Slow down."
Election Day, Nov. 6, is only a couple of months away, and so is our future. Vote Tom Catillaz to lessen your tax burden and to bring all of Harrietstown together as one.