Dr. Pat Keem for Orchard Park Supervisor
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  • Responsible Government
  • Eliminate Wasteful Spending
  • Maintain Quality Services
  • Promote Economic Growth
  • Restore Community Trust
  • Improve Communication
  • Respect for all Taxpayers
  • Address Unfunded Mandates

Re-Elect Pat Keem for Orchard Park Town Supervisor

The Keem Record 2014-2017

 

A Commitment to Public Safety

  • Upgraded “911” Dispatch Center
  • Instituted the “Code Red” telephone emergency information system
  • Enhanced the organization of the Police Department
  • Added a School Resource Officer

A Record of Fiscal Responsibility

  • Initiated shared services with other area towns
  • Improved bond rating to 2nd highest in Erie County
  • Lowest Equalized Tax rate of peer communities in Erie County
  • Restructured Town’s Business Office and implemented best practices for budgeting

Open, Responsive and Accountable Government

  • Initiated annual “State of Orchard Park” address for transparency and accountability
  • Put the decision on building a Community Center in public hands by holding a voter referendum
  • Engaged many residents in Task Forces and Committees to help shape public policy
  • Conducted numerous polls to get public input on key issues
  • Made Orchard Park the only locality to develop a Strategic Plan for town government

Improved Quality of Life

  • Expanded and enhanced services and facilities for youth and seniors
  • Initiated building of a multi-generational Community Activity Center
  • Responsive to neighborhood integrity and concerns
  • Financially backed youth leagues
  • Initiated and supported Environmental Programs that have received statewide and national recognition

Innovative, Award-Winning Projects and Initiatives

  • Complete reconstruction of Green Lake and the Green Lake Dam
    Rebuilt a 110 year old “high risk” dam and completely reconstructed a shallow, stagnant artificial lake to be an ecologically safe and improved recreation resource for town residents. Statewide engineering award winner.
  • State and nationally recognized environmental programs
    Solar power, hybrid vehicles, composting and recycling.
  • Award winning infrastructure improvements
    Roads, bridges and water lines.
  • Transforming Government
    Making it more transparent and citizen-driven, shifting policy recommendations and decisions to the public by vote and referendum.
  • Community Activity Center
    Had citizen groups research ways to improve quality of life services to seniors, youth and other residents. Conducted surveys, held public hearings and placed a referendum on the ballot, allowing voters to make the decision as to building the Center. They voted roughly 2 to 1 to do so.

 

 


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