Opinion: Vote Robert for Colton Town Supervisor, says Colton man
To the Editor:
I am writing this letter in support of Ronald Robert, candidate for Town Supervisor. Ronald and his wife Nancy are lifelong residents of Colton, also raising their two sons here, Jeffrey and Brian.Ronnie’s community service includes 10 years in our fire department where he raised to level of Captain of company 1. Ronnie also served four years in Vietnam in the Navy serving our country. After his military service, Ronnie became a union Bricklayer where he remained active for 50 years, during which time he was mason foreman on many large jobs.
Ronnie also established two businesses in Hannawa Falls, first Ronnie’s Store, and then the Shoreline both of which he successfully operated for years.
After Ronnie retired, he became active in local politics serving as a town board member for the past ten years and currently still holds that position. I can personally attest to the fact that Ronnie has been a strong proponent against any wasteful spending or tax increases during his time on our town board. One particular memory I have on this point is the fact he was the last board member to sign on the initial litigation with Erie Boulevard that ultimately caused all of us taxpayers a large increase in our property taxes.
At this point most of our taxpayers should be aware Erie Boulevard is seeking yet another litigation case arguing their assessment. I have talked with Ronnie on this issue and I am certain that he was supportive of the town hiring the best outside council possible to fight this litigation. This I believe is imperative for our town to take on a large corporation like Erie Boulevard.
Ronnie has been supportive of my efforts with the highway Department as well as all other departments that exist in our local government, as long as the efforts are fiscally responsible.
Ronnie stands firm on the feelings he has on every subject and is not a political grand stander. Other than his time in the military, he has lived his entire life in Colton. He supports all local business and wants what is best for Colton.
These are a few of the reasons that I am supporting Ronnie for Town Supervisor and I ask you to consider doing the same.
Please vote June 22 at the J.R. Watson Community Center in South Colton from noon til 9 p.m.