Accomplishments

  • Rebuilt the Town Hall
  • Sold the old library for $100,000
  • Passed a law encouraging developers to give money to the parks, not “donate” worthless land.
  • Got Robert De Niro to reimburse the Town for $129,000 in legal fees
  • Secured state and federal funding to build sidewalks, new lighting, and improve the Rail Trail
  • Improved and added recreational programs
  • Rebuilt the Town’s Transfer Station
  • Purchased the Rail Trail
  • Replaced three aged unsafe Highway Department trucks with three large new trucks
  • Kept Gardiner’s property taxes among the lowest in the county
  • Maintained the town’s financial reserves to protect against a severe recession
  • Created the Open Space Law to protect working farms
  • Protected the Kiernan Farm and the Hess Farm from development
  • Created new zoning to protect “The Ridge” and to maintain Gardiner’s rural character
  • Worked with small businesses and G.A.B. to make Gardiner more “Business Friendly”
  • Supported construction of the new Gardiner Library which has become the center of cultural life in our community