Kenville challenges Jones for Jerusalem Supervisor post

Staff reports
Daryl Jones

Incumbent Daryl Jones is being challenged by Ron Kenville for the Jerusalem Town Supervisor position.

Jones, 63, has held the position for seven years, and he was a town board member from 1998 to 2003. Retired from the Yates County Sheriff’s Office, he also served in the U.S. Air Force.

Kenville, 70, is a vineyardist and code enforcement officer in the Town of Torrey. He was previously watershed inspector code enforcement officer in Jeru-salem and Torrey. When he lived in Monroe County, he served as supervisor for the town of Wheatland.

Why are you running for this office?

JONES: I will continue my diligent work and involvement on the Hydrofracking issue to assure our Town and residents are protected. I will continue my pursuit with the Village of Penn Yan to obtain a fair solution  for our Jerusalem sewer customers. With regards to the future of the Town, I will continue to aim for implementing the Comprehensive Plan. As current Supervisor, I see positive changes in the very near future and would love the opportunity to to continue working towards the betterment of the community.

KENVILLE: The need to improve our local government. More common sense, less nonsense.

What do you think is the role of the town in development of the Finger Lakes Museum?

KENVILLE: To insure it provides benefits to our local town’s people. We are repsonsible to provide services, but we need to get benefits in return. We recieve no sales tax revenue or property tax.

JONES: To assist the Museum with permit applications and development needs.

What is your vision for the town of Jerusalem in the next 10 years?

JONES: Develop a 5 year financial plan to assure the Town is financially stable.

Regulations for Hydrofracking, and Windmills to protect the health safety and welfare of our residents and improve our tourism and agricultural community

Explore more possibilities for Shared Highway services with the County, Villages, Towns and D.O.T.

KENVILLE: It will continue to grow. More homes, high-rises, condominiums and many more summer visitors and residences.

What do you see as the biggest threat to the town, and what recommendations are you making to addressthat threat?

KENVILLE: Urban growth without maintaining agriculture growth and sustaining county living. The town board needs to get out front and lead and assist in developing and maintaining agriculture as our number one industry and benefit to the town.

JONES: I believe the biggest threat to the Town of Jerusalem presently is Hydrofracking for Natural Gas. I have received over 40 letters with the majority against Hydrofracking. I feel the State should do further research before allowing this industrial endeavor in the State of New York and especially in the area of our Water Supply.

Ron Kenville