Candidate profile: Walt Sandford

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What is your occupation?

Chief of police, Village of Fort Edward and a current member of the Whitehall Village Board of Trustees.

Why do you want to hold this office?

To be a part of the solutions to our communal problems.

What qualities do you possess that would make me ideal for the position this position?

I am open-minded and patient and am always willing to hear all sides to be better able to form a logical decision.

What are the biggest issues facing the village of Whitehall?

A dilapidated infrastructure that is continually on the mend. Decline in population and a surplus of run-down rental properties.

How would you address the current infrastructure (sewer system, Williams Street canal wall) issues facing the village?

Continue on the current path of working with DEC to correct the issues at hand by meeting proposed timetables and work orders.
We are a financially weak community that needs grant assistance to survive these projects; we continue to seek state and federal funds.

 

It has been suggested the village and town may at some point share a single building that would house both municipalities. What is your opinion of consolidation of village and town resources?
I am in favor of sharing services and buildings with the town. I am not in favor of a village dissolution based upon the previous studies I have read. While dissolution can change municipal boundaries, it does not change the problems and debt that remain. I continue to support our village employees and the jobs they perform.

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