Who Would Make A Good Mayor? What Doe...

Who Would Make A Good Mayor? What Does Camden Need?

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CamdenQuestion

Utica, NY

#1 Oct 21, 2013
Was having a discussion about the future of the town and who would make a good Mayor? I think somebody who will continue redeveloping downtown, and get the tractor supply deal done. Those would 2 great things to keep the momentum going fwd.

Any Ideas on who would be good and why?
Just sayin

Syracuse, NY

#2 Oct 21, 2013
Why just the Mayor board needs to change too. Mayor can not do anything without board approval. They get paid crap too.
Good Question

Bridgeport, NY

#3 Oct 21, 2013
There have been some good mayors, and some that were not so great. I agree that the pay is crap, especially when compared to what the town supervisor makes for doing a quarter of the work. Agree that changes are needed, but very few are willing to step up to the challenge.
Just sayin

Syracuse, NY

#4 Oct 21, 2013
And the Mayor can only be as his board will allow him to be. Not as much power as one would think,
CamdenQuestion

Utica, NY

#5 Oct 22, 2013
Just sayin wrote:
Why just the Mayor board needs to change too. Mayor can not do anything without board approval. They get paid crap too.
So does a new board get elected at the same time the mayor would be?
Saying smart

Camden, NY

#6 Jan 7, 2014
It is going to take a few more years before the town politics have a chance to change.
Frownsworth

Bridgeport, NY

#7 Mar 17, 2014
Now that the Mayor has resigned, who is gonna take over next?
Mayor Harlander

Camden, NY

#8 Mar 28, 2014
Cris Harlander needs to come back. No one has done as good of a job as him!
town folk

Camden, NY

#9 Mar 29, 2014
You need to have Ballou step down as well.
Ballou and the former Mayor are both a pair of jokers.

Seriously though, Mr Harlander would be welcomed.
Concerned Citizen

Bridgeport, NY

#10 Mar 29, 2014
The board needs to change as well, they are corrupt and only looking out for their own interests. Mayor can only do what the board allows. Camden has turned into a corrupt little village. Also huge drug issues which the board does not want the Village Police dealing with.
The Best choice

Bridgeport, NY

#11 Apr 3, 2014
Deputy Mayor Bill Ballou has become the new Mayor after the sudden resignation of former Mayor Wolzmuth. The next election for Mayor will take place next March. I agree with earlier posts, there needs to be change.
Old school

Redfield, NY

#12 Apr 4, 2014
Agree board needs total overhaul. Including village office and DPW. Been here a long time worst board ever. No wonder the Mayor got out. A lot of sketchy stuff people are finally starting to see. Police no supposed to get involved with the drugs which bozo thought that one up? Elections people get out and vote.
Missed out

Bridgeport, NY

#13 Apr 4, 2014
Too bad that less than 40 people showed up to vote during the recent election in March. If everyone is so tired of the current board, then why didn't they show up to change it? At least we have a year to find suitable replacements for next year.
Missed out

Bridgeport, NY

#14 Apr 4, 2014
town folk wrote:
You need to have Ballou step down as well.
Ballou and the former Mayor are both a pair of jokers.
Seriously though, Mr Harlander would be welcomed.
Has anyone asked him yet?
Lanza

Camden, NY

#15 Apr 4, 2014
IGC and the gang will carry the torch. The new mayors puppets and muppets.
Old school

Redfield, NY

#16 Apr 4, 2014
Mr. Harlander would not want to be part of the corrupt BS that is so obviously going on. Best for him to just stay away.
Old school

Redfield, NY

#17 Apr 4, 2014
Just picked up QCN Jeff Oatman deputy Mayor. Omg this joker is the one that wants village tax payers to fund street lights in Emmons circle where he lives. Talk about corrupt. Jeff Kelley not smart enough to come in out of the rain. Hope Democrats or Conservatives are thinking about running some new blood. Good old boys club needs to end.
Missed out

Bridgeport, NY

#18 Apr 4, 2014
Old school wrote:
Mr. Harlander would not want to be part of the corrupt BS that is so obviously going on. Best for him to just stay away.
Or bring some common sense.
Clair4Now

Ithaca, NY

#19 Apr 6, 2014
The Best choice wrote:
Deputy Mayor Bill Ballou has become the new Mayor after the sudden resignation of former Mayor Wolzmuth. The next election for Mayor will take place next March. I agree with earlier posts, there needs to be change.
I wonder if this was a "sudden" resignation. I find the timing a little suspect. If Wolzmuth had resigned earlier perhaps a special election for mayor could have been held alongside the Board elections. Of course, I am just speculating here. More likely, his resignation was a temper tantrum because he had to pay the legal fees he ran up with the Village lawyer while he was ignoring the Board's decision to not pursue a waiver for a retired police officer's hours.

On another note, the low turnout for the latest vote in Camden reflects the lack of choices in the field. No one new is stepping up to challenge the same old people. Camden has been so entrenched in it's political morass this situation seems hopeless. Camden does not take to new ideas easily. Look at the beatings Jerry Farnsworth takes for daring to imagine a better Camden. I don't know the man, I just know he tries to bring about change. He's the only one trying.
Main st

Camden, NY

#20 Apr 6, 2014
What's going to take place? I suspect that one of the IGC boys will belly up to the chain saw and take on the torch.
Who? That depends on who Uncle Bill passes it on too.

Not unless, a new party of folks steps up to the plate. There are plenty of retired teachers that could do this job admirably.

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