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February 21, 2010

Letters to the Editor: February 18, 2010


Being Mayor doesn’t mean just presiding over one evening meeting a month, but it involves being on call 24/7. Joe Booan has said that the BOCES superintendent in Milford is ``completely in support of what I’m doing.’’

What exactly does that mean? Will he be able to take time off to attend daytime meetings? Will he be able to leave his job at a moment’s notice in case of an emergency? Will he be able to receive the numerous daily phone calls at work? Will he be able to have the time to attend out of town conferences? True he could appoint a Deputy Mayor to do all of these things if he is unable to, but then that would not be the person you voted for for mayor.

I think Joe probably knows this and it may be why he has said that he was reluctant to run and had to be urged to do so. Can a person hold a full-time responsible job in a school system, be Mayor of Cooperstown and do justice to them both? I don’t think so.

The voters should judge each individual on his merit, what he has done for Cooperstown, what experience he brings with him and how much time he can devote to the complicated and complex job of Mayor.

Jeff didn’t have to be urged to run. He is ready, willing and able. He is the logical choice for Cooperstown’s next Mayor. On Election Day, March 16, 2010, please vote for Jeff Katz for Mayor and Lynne Mebust for her second term as Trustee. Lynne’s presence on the Board has been invaluable. Her record stands on its own. To bring a little more balance to the Board of Trustees, vote for Sally Eldred to fill the other vacant Trustee seat. Sally’s background makes her an ideal candidate and is just what is needed in a Trustee.

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