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Herkimer mayoral candidates discuss future plans for village

Voters will decide whether the mayor of Herkimer will stay for another four years, or if someone new will lead the village.

Posted: Jun. 18, 2018 7:17 PM
Updated: Jun. 18, 2018 7:20 PM

HERKIMER, NY-- Voters will decide whether the mayor of Herkimer will stay for another four years, or if someone new will lead the village.

Current mayor and Republican candidate, Tony Brindisi, is running for a second term.

"I have some unfinished business," he said. "I have some projects that are being done now and want to see them completed...I've got the ambition and the strength to complete these jobs and I have the desire. I just love the village, it's the place I've made my home."

His challenger, Democrat Mark Netti, has a political background too. Netti served on the village board as trustee for ten years from 2002-2012.

"I have deep sense of pride actually for the village," Netti said. "I'm not happy because everybody says 'the place is a dump or whatever,' it's driving me crazy. I don't like to complain about something and not do a thing about it. so I'm going to run my mouth I'm going do it as a mayor, or a trustee."

Both have different issues they plan to tackle if elected.

'We've got the pool project that we need to get finished," Brindisi said. "The hydraulic project certainly needs to be finished, we'd like to work on the farmer's market project. Certainly my Main Street project need to be completed, I like to see the Quackenbush issues resolved."

"We have a lot of blighted areas, that is a big concern of mine," Netti said. "The taxes, I've been walking all the streets and everybody's been saying stuff about the taxes. I would like to bring business as in."

Whoever is elected as mayor will serve for the next four years. Voting is being held at the VFW Post 4915 in Herkimer on Mohawk Street from noon until 9 p.m. 

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