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Committee named to study prospect of town manager’s position in Seneca Falls

The Town of Seneca Falls has formed a 15-member Citizens Advisory Committee to explore the prospect of a full-time town manager.

The committee was announced by town Supervisor Mike Ferrara this week.

“We will study whether a town administrator or manager can assist the Town Board in determining future sustainability, efficiency and effectiveness on current and future issues,” Committee Chair Gerald Macaluso told the Finger Lakes Times. “Also, whether the board is overburdened with issues such as the Indian land claim trust application; Seneca Meadows landfill; the del Lago casino shutdown impact on employees, finances and opportunities; the (Downtown Revitalizaton Initiative) $10 million implementation; budget issues; infrastructure matters; and more. We are not the end all and be all, but this should be studied. The meetings will be open, as restricted by law.”

He hopes that the committee will have a report completed by mid-winter.

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The committee roster includes:

– Dawn Dyson, a Town Board member;
– Rev. Leah Ntuala, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church in Seneca Falls;
– Josh Durso, news director at;
– Charles Cappellino, retired from ITT Goulds;
– Ann Sandroni, owner of The Downtown Deli;
– Danielle Bonafiglia-Wirth, executive with BonaDent Dental Laboratories;
– Robert Markel, official with Finger Lakes Health;
– Mark Benjamin, community relations director for Seneca Meadows Inc.;
– Robert McKeveny, retired Seneca Falls school superintendent;
– David Swenson, former school board and Town Board member;
– Fred Capozzi, retired Seneca Falls police chief;
– Samantha Prayne, resident;
– David Clark, resident;
– Steve Gleason, resident; and
– Tara Montoney, resident.