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.