Sunday, January 1, 2012

My Wishes for the CNY Region

(1/1/12):  Happy New Year! Here are my wishes for the CNY Region for 2012 (and beyond):

For the region, it'd be great to see crime drop more. Not that crime is bad here compared to some places, but even less crime would make the area that much better. Thankfully, we have some excellent law enforcement and other first responder agencies in our area.

In Verona, I'd like to see a sewer system improvement, as that would make it possible for more businesses to open up along the Route 365 corridor. More businesses (offices and stores) mean more tax dollars for the area as people have more choices as to where to spend their money. The idea is to get folks to spend more locally.

Lastly, I'd like to see our area colleges continue to grow. Within just a 25 mile radius of Verona, think of all the colleges there are and the number of different majors available. Moreover, think of the great training opportunities there are, such as Leadership Mohawk Valley.

Simply put, this area offers so much and the potential is there to offer even more.

Fritz Scherz
Councilman, Verona Town Board