I have known Scott Harrington since he was a boy. Now he is a responsible husband and father. He was raised by two hardworking people, Stan and Mary Jane Harrington. Scott saw first-hand the ideals of true volunteerism and dedication to the task at hand.
Unfortunately, Stan, a county representative for Wards 5-6, passed away at a fairly young age. Both he and Mary Jane Harrington gave to Scott a love for the Sixth Ward and dedication to perseverance. I know this full well.
I am writing to all registered voters of the Sixth Ward and asking each one to vote for Scott Harrington as their next Sixth Ward representative on Oneonta Common Council.
Scott sees the needs of the Sixth Ward and the City of Oneonta. His dedication to “sticking with it” will be a huge asset on the City Council.
Scott’s experiences have prepared him well to sit on the Common Council and make wise decisions. He is a former county representative, is a member of the city’s Zoning & Housing Board of Appeals, has nearly 20 years of public safety experience, and is facilities liaison at Hartwick College.
Scott Harrington has the ability and know-how to make people’s opinion count. Scott values people no matter how rich or poor you are, or how long you have been in the Sixth Ward. You can be assured he will represent you well, no matter what political party you align with.
Scott’s stated goals during this campaign reflect the concerns of those in the Sixth Ward, which shows that he will not be manipulated by those with a hidden agenda outside the Sixth Ward and outside the City of Oneonta. Scott has goals that have been publicly stated in regard to public safety, economic development, business growth, infrastructure, town hall meetings in the Sixth Ward, working with our two colleges, working with our YMCA in regard to programs for youth, and gaining revenue for the City of Oneonta without placing the burden on property owners.
Scott is very proud of businesses in our ward and aims to keep them here. Their stability and growth is of great importance to him. Improving the housing stock already in existence within the ward is a priority for him. He also aims to spearhead an effort to beautify entrances to the Sixth Ward.
Scott Harrington is solid and has the ability to stand up for what is right. He possesses a kind heart and is able to work cooperatively for the general good. Your vote for Scott Harrington will enable a good person to sit in the Sixth Ward seat at City Hall and represent you. Please vote for Scott Harrington on Nov. 5.
ONEONTA – The Sixth Ward Neighbors United is hoping to enlist the assistance of state Sen. Jim Seward, R-Milford, in the fight against Riverside Apartments, a 64-unit low-income housing project proposed by Rehabilitation Support Services.
We “are seeking a full investigation of the financial dealings of (RSS), who have submitted funding applications to several state agencies,” the letter read. “We feel that because of the super-inflated costs of this project, historical evidence points to a project filled with potential kickbacks, self-dealing, improper loans between nonprofits, some exorbitant expenses and a potentially improper relationship with a for-profit entity.”
ONEONTA – Bill Shue doesn’t see the Sixth Ward’s fight against housing developer RSS as a strictly Sixth Ward issue.
“If this can happen here, it can happen anywhere,” he said. “It can happen in Center City or on the East End.”
The Sixth Ward Neighbors United, which has vocally opposed Rehabilitation Support Services’ proposed 64-unit housing project at River and Duane streets, met tonight at the Sixth Ward Athletic Club, the first meeting since speaking at the Otsego County Board of Representatives’ April 3 meeting.
County Rep Danny Lapin, District 5, was in attendance, as was Assemblyman John Salka, R-Brookfield, and Mayor Gary Herzig.
ONEONTA – 24 hours after Common Council voted unanimously to pay its $12,500 share of the Local Government Efficiency Grant to study cost-saving measures between the town and the city, the Town Board refused to even bring the resolution, prepared by GO-EDC’s Bill Shue and Al Colone, to a motion for vote.
“We don’t respond to ransoms,” said Town Board member Andrew Stammel. “These are two activists who don’t live in our town and made a demand. We hear a petition, we have a dialogue, we ask our townspeople and we craft a piece of legislation.”
For almost an hour and a half, town residents debated the proposed study. “Why are we even addressing this?” asked Kate Barns. “A good portion of us don’t want this study.”
“In 1903, we wanted to merge with the city, but the city wasn’t interested,” said Don Webster. “What changed? Money.”
“Shared services make me gag,” said Marie Lusins, a member of the Town Planning Board. “We do have shared services. Do we want another $12,500 to tell us this? No.”