When asked what she thought about getting some last minute competition from a write-in candidate for her spot as Town of Ossining Supervisor, Susanne Donnelly simply said she had no comment.
Don DeBar's campaign—read more on this here—"will not change anything we are doing today tomorrow or after that," Donnelly said.
Instead she listed her own priorities for the "next year or two should I be re-elected" as follows:
- To work within the budget (submitted under the tax levy cap) to ensure the residents in the Unincorporated Area as well as the Town General including all of the Special Districts receive all of the services they deserve as tax payers in this community.
- Begin and within two years complete a reval of the entire Town of Ossining (91% of the Village of Briarcliff Manor, the Village of Ossining and the Unincorporated Area)
- Work as the governing body of the Unincorporated Area, with the Villages of Ossining and Briarcliff Manor as well as the Ossining School District to continue to find ways of collaborating to save the taxpayers in Ossining.
- Work with commercial property owners to increase our commercial businesses in the Unincorporated Area. We will work hand and hand with owners of properties as we look for tenants and assist them to establish new businesses along the North State Rd corridor.
- Continue working with the consolidated court to ensure improvements during the next few years.
- Continue the successful partnerships with the Villages of Ossining in the areas of Recreation, Engineering, Finance, IT, Clerk Services, Fire Protection (to name a few) and the Village of Briarcliff for Fire Protection.
- Continue the successful partnership with the Village of Ossining and the Town of New Castle in relation to the Mid Hudson Ambulance District . With man power support contracts with Croton and Sleepy Hollow.
- Continue working with Cortlandt and Croton on the Croton River Task Force – concerning the Unique Area
- Completing the drainage projects in the Unincorporated Area that we are in the process of working on or completing the bidding stage at this time.
- Completing the road repair, with FEMA monies of Old Albany Post Rd “dead end” which has been a project for years and is ready for bid by the end of the month.
- Working on the possible 17/20 annexation from the Unincorporated Area into Briarcliff Manor and ensuring that no resident is disenfranchised because of any action taken by another or group of residents.
- Complete the rehab of the Shine House in Cedar Lane Park so the Recreation Department can develop Children/Adult Are programs in it. We will have a space to rent out to theater groups for productions.
- Complete the build of the new stage in Louis Engel Park for our summer concert series and other programs.
- Complete a project aimed at recycling water at the John Chervokas Spray Park/Playground at Louis Engel Park.
- Complete the Feasibility Study to determine next steps for the building housing the Ossining Boat and Canoe Club due to new FEMA regulations in relation to flooding.
For more on the Boat Club debate, click here.