ALBANY COUNTY In November, Guilderland’s Town Supervisor Ken Runion ended 16 years as supervisor on a sour note when he retired a month before his allotted term. In New Scotland, Supervisor Thomas Dolin leaves his position after eight years in the role.
Runion’s role was quickly taken up by incoming supervisor Peter Barber, while Dolin’s role will be filled by Councilman Doug LaGrange, both providing great experience to their respective rolls.
While Runion and Dolin are leaving their towns in good hands, Dolin will be remembered for the many great things he did for the town, while Runion will be remembered for the same, as well as for the strange way he left his role, choosing to move to Florida over a month before his term ended.
Runion could not be reached by phone for this article.
New Scotland looks hard to re-define zoning
Since 2011, the Zoning Board has worked through a grant from the Capital District Transportation Committee (CDTC) Linkage Program to improve the town’s zoning, which hasn’t seen major changes in over 20 years. This year, the town finally moved forward with plans, holding committee meetings starting this past summer, with its first public hearing held in August.
“Land that’s great farmland is usually great development land, and sadly that’s usually the first to go,” said Marian Hull, AECOM project manager, the town’s hired consultant. This sentiment