Westerlo

Garth Slocum spoke with The Enterprise this week about his past experience, his view on revaluation, and whether office hours are necessary for an assessor.

After its first appointee declined the position because he could not attend the required office hours, Westerlo has appointed Garth Slocum to replace Peter Hotaling as sole assessor.

Peter Hotaling, who was Westerlo’s assessor for over 19 years before the town offered the position to others, has been hired as Rensselaerville’s sole assessor. 

Westerlo’s tax levy for 2020 is $1,351,230 —a mere hundred dollars beneath the tax-levy limit of $1,351,336.22

Egeziaca Rufa of Westerlo

WESTERLO — Egeziaca Rufa was born on Nov. 20, 1913 — before the start of World War I, before automobiles were common, before most homes had indoor plumbing.

She was born in Italy and lived her young life on the outskirts of Rome. In 1941, she moved with her family to the United States.

Election results show Democrat Bill Bichteman as supervisor, with Republicans Aimee Burnside and Matt Kryzak on the town board. 

 

If our elected boards develop meaningful codes of ethics and set up ethics boards to guide them, the character of our communities will be sterling.

We strongly advise all of the Westerlo Town Board members to read the Civil Service Law before breaking the law and hiring someone else for the assessor’s job. If the board still wants to remove Peter Hotaling, it must go through the state-required hearing process.

Truck driver says he’ll challenge citation; failure-to-yield overturned equipment and caused a fuel spill near reservoir. 

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