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September 10, 2009

Letters to the Editor: September 10, 2009

Vote for Pam Deane



I have known Pam Deane for over 15 years and have had the pleasure of working with her for 4 years during my tenure as Supervisor of the Town of Otsego. I know of no other person in whom the concept of public service is more strongly personified. With 20 years of dedicated service, Pam does her job well without favoritism or prejudice, always with a smile and with a level of knowledge and experience unmatched by most other Clerks in the area. Often, Pam is the veteran to whom many other Clerks turn to for information or with procedural questions. She is a doer and not a delegator, providing access to critical services for the residents of the Town of Otsego.



With the Town Board proposing to eliminate medical coverage for Pam and some other employees (although those others will receive monetary compensation instead), Pam will still continue to provide the same excellent level of service to town residents.



This includes issuing permits and licenses, providing information on town regulations and continuing to assemble the myriad warrants necessary for the town board to operate. To lose Pam as Town Clerk would be to lose a valuable servant, a wealth of history and experience, and an approachable, genial member of the Town of Otsego. From someone who has worked on various levels with many of the candidates involved in this election, I urge you to vote for Pam Deane.



Gary Kuch



Cooperstown



Supports Deane



I don’t like to get involved in politics, as my father used to say ``Politicians make strange bedfellows!’’ Having said that, after last week’s politically slanted Letters to the Editor I just had to write my own — from a non-seeking anything in return citizen !!



I support Pam Deane 100 percent! Pam has served our town for many years above reproach as a dedicated, hard working, honest, consistent and approachable town clerk! We now have a mixed board, with a new leader, agendas unknown and we need a constant in Fly Creek — that should be Pam Deane!

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