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Supervisor Koetzle to seek re-election

Supervisor Koetzle to seek re-election

Glenville Supervisor Chris Koetzle officially has announced his campaign for re-election.

Glenville Supervisor Chris Koetzle officially has announced his campaign for re-election.

Koetzle, a Republican who was elected in 2009, said he wants to continue the work done during his first term. He cited among his accomplishments as improving the town’s finances, which he said led to town’s bond rating upgrade that will save Glenville $1 million through bond debt refinancing; reducing the use of the town’s surplus to balance its budget; and staying under the tax cap.

Another initiative Koetzle cited was economic development and redevelopment of the town’s business corridors with the new Target, Panera bakery and other development at the old Kmart plaza. He said attracting businesses to the Route 5 and Freemans Bridge Road corridor would be a priority in a second term.

Koetzle also pointed to the state Attorney General’s settlement of a dispute with Time Warner Cable, which is refunding Glenville customers about $1.2 million. Town officials brought to the state’s attention that the cable company was passing through 5 percent of its franchise fee to customers instead of the 2 percent specified in Time Warner’s agreement with Glenville.

Koetzle on Monday launched his website at

Koetzle was elected to the Town Board in 2007 and ran for supervisor two years later.

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