LETTERS

Close will add a new perspective in Jerusalem

Staff Writer
The Chronicle Express

To the Editor

Jerusalem residents have a wonderful opportunity this Nov. 3, to add a layer of professionalism and corporate thinking to the Town Board that guides the future our Community in the person of candidate Tom Close.

Tom Close is an unassuming, quiet spoken, gentleman who has the uncommon ability to listen and give careful consideration to the point of view of those around him.  When working on a project, he applies his retired Patent Attorney thinking to researching all aspects of the issue.  Then, quietly and respectfully he works his friendly and uncanny negotiating skills resulting in those of opposing sides recognizing middle ground and ultimately achieving compromise.  

Recently Tom Close used these very techniques to achieve a workable compromise between members of the Subdivision Committee who began that task vast worlds apart.  Under Tom Close’s, leadership as Chairman of that Committee, those same people, worked out their concerns and have recently submitted detailed Subdivision Regulations to the Town Board for consideration.  Those regulations are available at the Town Hall for your inspection and will be the subject of a public hearing in November.

Tom Close has totally immersed himself in our community over his 31 years as a taxpayer.  His love for people, music and the outdoors are apparent as he volunteers at the Office of the Aging Food Sense program, plays and builds violins, is President of the Crooked Lake Fiddlers Club, is a member of the Keuka Lake Land Use Steering Committee, Chairs the Yates County Progressives and even finds time to assist our young people as a Hunter Safety Instructor. 

This gifted retired attorney has offered his professional skills to the residents of Jerusalem.  I urge you to take him up on that offer, adding a new perspective to the Jerusalem Town Board’s thinking.  

Alice B. Hunt

Branchport