Time for Change

This week a survey was conducted of several local town offices to see when each town’s Supervisor is normally in the office and noted what the secretary told me.

Additionally checked each Supervisor’s office “hours” as listed on each web site. Here are the survey results in alphabetical order of the towns:

Office Hours from Web page: Monday thru (sic) Friday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Supervisor Gary S. Bellows’ hours as reported by his secretary: Comes in at 4:00PM weekdays but sometimes not on Fridays.

Office Hours from Web page: Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Supervisor Michael E. Warren’s hours as reported by his secretary: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm, Monday-Friday.

Office Hours from Web page: Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.
Supervisor Sylvia B. Rozelle’s hours as reported by her secretary: 10:00 am-2:00 pm or later, Monday through Friday.

Office Hours from Web page: 8:30 am – 4:00 pm, (closed from 12:00 noon – 1:00 pm)
Monday – Friday.
Supervisor Carl Chipman’s hours as reported by his secretary: 1:00 pm for afternoon Monday – Friday.

Office Hours from Web page: 7:30 am – 3:30 pm, Monday – Friday.
Supervisor Robert A. Stanley’s hours as reported by his secretary: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm, Monday-Friday.

Office hours from web page: “regular business hours.”
Supervisor Jeremy Wilber ‘s hours as reported by his secretary: 9:30 or 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday-Friday.

What I learned: except for the Town of Hurley, every local town has a Supervisor who is in the office during business hours. In Hurley, the Supervisor arrives after the posted business hours are over, although sometimes on Fridays he’s not there at all.

Time for a change in Hurley’s Supervisor. Voters in Glenford, West Hurley and Old Hurley: elect Tracy Kellogg on Tuesday, November 3rd.

Our 2015 Democratic Candidates


Photo, left-to-right: Judy Mayhon (Town Clerk); Griffith Liewa (Town Council); Tracy Kellogg (Supervisor); Mike Shultis (Highway); Evan Matthews (Town Council)

Tracy Kellogg for Supervisor
Tracy has been a Town of Hurley resident for 14 years, she grew up in Woodstock. She is a business professional and an admitted attorney. She has a solo Real Estate practice in Kingston NY. Tracy’s prior public experience includes two terms as Town of Woodstock Supervisor, Woodstock Town Board Member and the Planning Board. She also was a member of the volunteer fire department. Tracy resides in West Hurley with her husband, Eric and daughters.

Evan Matthews for Town Council
Evan has lived in the Town of Hurley for 26 years and is married to Mary Piskoz and they have two daughters. He graduated from SUNY New Paltz with a degree in Business Administration and Management. He currently works with United Airlines as an in-flight crew member. Formerly worked for Robert MacKinnon, Esq. and IBM.

Griffith Liewa for Town Council
Griffith has lived in the Town of Hurley for 12 years with his wife Anita and their 3 children. A graduate of Western Illinois University, Griffith is a Professional registered nurse and Health care executive. He has served in major Hospital Centers both in the United States and overseas. He is also active in the local community and is the Post Advisor of an Explorer Post with the Rip van Winkle Council of the Boy Scouts.

Mike Shultis for Highway
Mike is a lifelong Hurley resident and lives with wife Marie and 5 children. He is a former Town of Hurley Supervisor, has 40 yrs of experience in Building, Timber Harvesting, Excavation and Road Building. Recently retired Region Director for LMG Holdings managing east coast, Texas & Oklahoma operation. Former Board of Director Catskill Watershed Corporation. He has been involved with numerous local and national organizations.

Judy Mayhon for Town Clerk
Judy lives in Hurley with husband Gary. She has served the residents of Hurley for many years, first as former Clerk Karin Horner’s deputy and then winning election in 2008 to succeed Karin. Judy is tireless in her service to Hurley Taxpayers

“Change to a Forward Thinking Government”
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Our Goals

Open Forums, Fiscal Responsibility & Preserve Our Community Heritage

  • Expanded high-speed Internet service throughout Hurley, as well as for increased access to wireless communications services. In the 21st century these are essential for Hurley’s existing and future home-based and small-businesses to succeed and grow.
  • Pursue more robust investment strategies with town $$ to boost town revenue
  • Open and Transparent policy with the Budget, proposed Resolutions, Town Board Minutes to allow for increased public awareness, comments and community involvement.
  • Update Town Codes and Policies to be more conducive to the 21st Century while maintaining Hurley’s quality of life.

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Location: Reservoir Inn, 157 Basin Road, West Hurley NY

The Committee is currently seeking new members and candidates to run for town offices (Supervisor, Council Seats, Justice and Highway Department).

Kevin DuMond

Hurley Democrats