“The Town of Fishkill has limitless possibilities. Our location offers natural beauty, historical significance, vibrant and generous people, a healthy economy and easy access to multiple modes of transportation. Four years ago I promised to work to restore the Towns financial stability, conduct the Town of Fishkill’s business in full view of the public, and to improve the Town’s service to the community. Working with the Town Board, our employees and with dedicated residents, we have restored our finances and accomplished many of our objectives. However, there is still much work to do. In order for us to fully realize our potential, we need to upgrade our water & sewer systems, maintain our roads, replace our highway equipment and our buildings all need maintenance or replacement. We have the opportunity to implement an effective capital plan next year to create an environment attractive to new business.
While we work to address maintenance issues, we have forged ahead with important legacy projects. We secured funding for the Hudson Highlands Fjord Trail and our project to drive further efficiency in local government through local unit cost data. These two projects are being funded by outside sources and do not require local tax dollars to implement. We are also underway with an update to our zoning laws and we commissioned the engineering to fund our Greenway Hudson River Trail to connect Beacon to Wappinger. These are the types of projects that keep Fishkill attractive to our residents and to young people starting their careers. I want to continue the work to see these goals achieved.”
Bob LaColla was a member of the Town Planning Board from 2002 to 2007. He was first elected to the Town Board in 2007 and then elected Supervisor in 2011.