SYRACUSE — Two are running unopposed in their districts for Syracuse Town Council.
Larry Siegel is running for Syracuse Town Council District 1. He has served on the town council for 16 years. During that time the town has built a new water distribution system, enhanced stormwater drainage systems, rebuilt the sanitary sewer system and installed street lights for safety, security and aesthetics.
The town has seen the park department develop green spaces and an athletic field. The town has also created pedestrian safety by constructing trails and sidewalks separating people from automobile traffic.
“I also work as president of the Syracuse Redevelopment Commission which has developed our technology park, where new businesses can locate and where existing businesses can expand,” Siegel said in an email. “We have established several tax increment finance districts which enable us to incentivize businesses to develop and create jobs in Syracuse. We have positioned the town to derive maximum benefit from our recovering economy.”
Siegel also worked with Ian Rolland through the annexation and redevelopment of Oakwood Park and is currently serving on the Oakwood Foundation Board of Directors. He also serves on the executive committee guiding Chautauqua Wawasee.
Prior to working on the Syracuse Town Council, Siegel worked on the park board and was president of the park foundation, establishing among other things our continually developing trail system.
“Over the last 16 years many of us have worked diligently to develop Syracuse into a community where people want to live, work and play which I think is our ultimate goal,” he said.
Paul Stoelting is running for Syracuse Town Council District 2.
He is a native of Syracuse. He left to attend college and worked in San Antonio, Texas, returning to the area in 1990. He has served district two for 20 years.
“There’s something about being a resident and having input,” he said. He finds it rewarding to be part of the growth of the town. He said he believes the creation of the technology park is one of the biggest goals to have come to fruition recently and he hopes for continued growth and development in the park.