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Oneonta town supervisor

Planning To Retire, Bob Wood Has High Hopes For Southside

Planning To Retire, Bob Wood
Has High Hopes For Southside

By JIM KEVLIN • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

Oneonta Supervisor Bob Wood is retiring. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)

By the time he retires on Dec. 31, the Town of Oneonta’s municipal water system will be complete, and condos and houses on Southside Drive will be emerging, veteran Town Supervisor Bob Wood is predicting.

Simply, “the city does not have any more available land,” said Wood in an interview Friday, March 5, on announcing his retirement.

A handful of developers have already approached him with plans, he said, adding, “A lot of people are going to be happy on Southside Drive.”

The $8-plus million water system and a $3-plus million town highway garage, just completed behind Town Hall in West Oneonta, will allow Wood, supervisor since 2008, to leave office with a sense of completion, he said.

He also expects to see development on the town’s end of Oneida Street, where developer Eugene Bettiol Sr. was planning a hotel, plaza, diner and others attractions at the time of his passing in December 2017. Under new owners, that’s still alive, the supervisor said.

BOB WOOD TO RETIRE

BOB WOOD

TO RETIRE

After 27 Years Of Public Service, Veteran

Oneonta Supervisor To Serve Out His Term

Veteran Oneonta Town Supervisor Bob Wood this morning began to tell friends and associates he plans to retire at the end of the year. His retirement will end 27 years in public service, including four years on the city’s Common Council (1991-95) and, since 2008, as supervisor of Otsego County’s largest town.  In an interview this morning, he said he plans to complete his public service on a high note, with completion of an $8+ million water system to service Southside and a $3+ million town highway garage.  As of today, he said, he has 299 days left on the job. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)

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