COOPERSTOWN,N.Y- Monday was a busy day in Cooperstown as hundreds of elected leaders from throughout the state gathered at the Otesaga Hotel for the 2019 Mayor's Conference.
"This is our first year, that we've ever been in Cooperstown. This is our 110th annual meeting, we are traditionally up in Saratoga, said Peter Baynes.
Around 500 attended this year's conference including Mayor Richard Adams from the Village of Frankfort.
"I try and get to the conferences as much as I can to keep myself up to date on current legislation across the state. We just found out about some new legislation. Multiple levels of what's really going on in New York State" said Adams.
A number of different topics were discussed throughout the day. One of the big topics that they touched upon was infrastructure and how to keep the bill out of the taxpayer's pockets.
"At this point in the year, our top priority is getting restoration of some transportation funding that was cut in the state budget that goes to municipalities to fix potholes. As many of your viewers will know after a rough winter that's important to fix those potholes," said Baynes.
The conference also allowed leaders to keep up to date and discuss legislation that comes down from Albany that effects their individual areas.
There are issues that we are all confronting. How do we improve infrastructure without taxing our constituents? So we can all benefit by learning from each other," said Cooperstown Mayor Ellen Tillapaugh.
Other topics such as Air BNB and the legalization of Marijuana were also discussed.