Hi, everyone. I’m Katelyn Kriesel, one of the Town Councilors here in the Town of Manlius. I wanted to provide some data and background information for everyone, since I know there is a lot of interest in the Special Election vote and what was happening behind the scenes. In the Town of Manlius, we have […]Read More
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The special election is this Saturday, September 23, 9AM – 5PM at Manlius Town Hall. When I am faced with a decision I ask questions. Here are some of the questions I have had and my answers. In conclusion, I will be voting No on this proposal because I believe it will limit our Democracy in the Town of Manlius. – Elaine DentonRead More
When I moved to the Town of Manlius in 2009, local races ran uncontested. There was no choice for town councilors. Three candidates were running, usually the same ones that were already on the board and that was it. It was almost a decade before there were choices. First in 2017 and then every race after that. Now just 6 years later after residents have had choices, Republicans, who lost the majority of the town board in 2019 after decades of control, are proposing changing how we elect our town councilors.Read More
Vote no! Why? There hasn’t been enough time for discussion. What happens to the terms of the current councilors? If all councilors are elected at the same time, where is the continuity of business at hand? Why should we divide Manlius? Is there much distinction of interests for the town based on the street, neighborhood […]Read More
Vote on September 23, 2023 at Manlius Town Hall from 9AM – 5PM!
Manlius voters have always elected at-large town board members, meaning they represent the entire town. The vote in September will decide whether the town will be made up of six districts, each represented by a town board member.Read More
The Manlius GOP has passed a petition to force the Town to hold a special election to completely change the structure of our government using a little known New York Town Law. No study done. No information provided. It wasn’t even required to certify the petition. If this passes in September, the Town of Manlius […]Read More