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Friends of Fleming
13 Pine Trail, Kent Lakes, NY 10512.
Dear Friend -
I am running for the Putnam County Legislature in District 5 because the people of this County deserve better. They deserve someone who will listen to their concerns and look out for their interests. People are leaving the County primarily because of the tax burden placed upon them. Yet, the Legislature continues to spend with abandon - on Tilly Foster Farm, the Putnam County Golf Course and on the salaries of elected officials - some to obscene levels. In 2017, the Legislature voted to give themselves 14% raises for 2018. 14%! Just unconscionable!! In 2020, the majority of the Legislature voted themselves another raise while cutting $108,000 from the Sheriff's Department for road and river patrols!
I was the Supervisor of the Town of Kent for 8 years and I am a fiscal conservative who puts her money where her mouth is! In my first month as the Supervisor of the Town of Kent in 2014, the Town Board approved a budget that rolled back the salaries of Town Board members to the 2013 levels, refusing a 2% raise and I personally refused a $7,650 additional stipend budgeted for the Town Supervisor for my entire tenure. In my 8 years as Supervisor of the Town of Kent, I put forth 7 budgets with no raises for elected officials and 8 budgets with no tax increase!
Under my leadership, we did more with less - we built an all-abilities playground, improved Town infrastructure and programs. We instituted improvements in our website and made Town offices more accessible to the public. We made government transparent - televising all Town Board meetings and providing agendas more than 24 hours before our meetings. We did away with the time limit on public speech and allowed the public to speak on any issues that concerned them for as long as they needed.
I believe the County Legislature can take a page from what I accomplished in the Town of Kent as the sole Democrat successfully working with 4 Republicans to get things done. I hope to work with the other members of the Legislature to address the concerns of residents and tighten the reins on this out-of-control spending.
I hope you can support me!