Baldwinsville The Town of Lysander Supervisor seat is open for election this year. Two candidates, incumbent Barry Bullis and opponent Fred Burtch, are competing for the Republican nomination in the Sept. 13 primary.
The Baldwinsville Messenger recently interviewed both men to get a better understanding of each candidate’s qualifications and viewpoints. The following responses are from Bullis:
Barry W. Bullis
Address: 3429 Grey Birch Dr., Baldwinsville
Education: Franklin Academy, Malone NY
Hudson Valley Community College, Troy NY
Work Experience: A. J. Montclair, Inc. - General Contractors, Construction Manager, Chief Estimator (1995 – 2000)
Ridge-Ed Pipeline, Inc., Construction Manager, Chief Estimator (1990 – 1995)
Bullis Construction Co., Inc., President, CEO (1982 – 1990)
PGB Industries, Inc., Vice President, General Manager (1979 – 1982)
Olin Construction Co., Inc., Foreman, Superintendent, Estimator, 1972 - 1979
Parsons, Brinckerhoff, Quade & Douglas Engineers, Field Inspector, Office Engineer (1969 – 1972)
Political Experience: Town of Lysander Supervisor (1995 - Present)
Lysander Republican Committee (1974 - Present)
Chairman Lysander Republican Committee (1982 - 1995)
Onondaga County Republican Committee (1974 – Present)
Onondaga County New Young Republicans Club
North Area Republican Club (co-founder)
Lysander Republican Club (co-founder)
Community Involvement: Baldwinsville Kiwanis Club; Past and present: Pop Warner Football; Seneca River North Little League; Baldwinsville CSD Athletic Boosters; Baldwinsville Chamber of Commerce; Baldwinsville Oktoberfest Committee Volunteer; Baldwinsville Marching Band Support Group - Past President; Baldwinsville Theatre Guild; Cross Lake Seneca River Association; Northwest Neighbors Rural Preservation Co.; Baldwinsville Canal Corridor Initiative Committee; Member - First Presbyterian Church (past Youth Fellowship Advisor, Current Chairman - Budget & Finance Committee)
What do you think are the major issues facing Lysander? How do you plan to address those issues?
In a single word, taxes. The challenge of town government is to maintain the services and programs that residents want, and have come to expect, without raising taxes. In my opinion, Lysander is one of the most efficiently and cost effectively run towns in Onondaga County. Due to our fiscally responsible policies, our current town tax rate of $1.32 per $1,000 of assessed value is 48 cents less per $1,000 than it was eight years ago and is currently among the lowest of the 19 towns in Onondaga County.