Letters Dispute Water-Plant Editorial

Letters Dispute Water-Plant Editorial

From Oneonta Town Board Member Andrew Stammel

To the Editor:

…Your editorial and coverage has been based upon several incorrect facts and assumptions and made illogical conclusions. It is generous of the editorial to suggest that I should be a spokesperson on behalf of the Town Board but that is not my role. My job is not to advocate for the Board, or a party, or special interests but to advocate for the people. I support this project after much research and reflection about the needs of our residents and what will do the greatest good for the greatest number. Residents deserve accurate and thorough information to enable them now to decide.  READ FULL TEXT

From Oneonta Town Board Member Patricia Jacob

To the Editor:

I am writing to present the facts that contrast with the misinformation presented in your printed opinion. Oneonta Town Board members were elected to represent the interests of their constituents and this water project is, in fact, an example of very intelligently planned growth which will benefit our entire area. An experienced, reputable firm, with an impeccable reputation, Lamont Engineers, was engaged by the Town to assist in planning this endeavor. The completion of this project not only ensures a consistent, clean water supply, which is a major public health issue, but also allows for the safe expansion of business, a benefit to all in the area and a major economic advantage to this region.  READ FULL TEXT