Jenny Grey had an excellent article in Wednesday’s Saratogian on the committee reviewing the High Rock RFP proposals. It is interesting that while the number of articles in the Saratogian covering local issues has decreased, Ms. Grey from time to time is given considerable space to write long articles by current news standards. Her pieces are also well written. Ironically, I think that in some ways the coverage of local politics has actually improved since the blood letting at the Saratogian.
Her piece does not include who appointed the members, though, so here’s that additional information.
Joseph Ogden – appointed by Joanne Yepsen. Mr. Ogden is the Mayor’s deputy.
Bill Sprengnether – Appointed by John Franck. Mr. Sprengnether is a landscape architect. In looking at his web site his portfolio has a number of public outdoor related projects that have a distinctly “green” character. One of them is Hudson Crossing which is a park just North of Schuylerville. He has posted on the Citizens For High Rock Face Book page so I assume he is active with the group.
Rod Sutton – appointed by Skip Scirocco. Rod Sutton is a principal with the insurance agency Sutton and Tarantino. The Sutton family has a long history in Saratoga Springs. Mr. Sutton is a past chairman of the Chamber of Commerce and for years was a major player in the local Republican Party.
Larry Novick – appointed by Michele Madigan. Mr. Novick is director of business development for Sonny Bonacio. He is the numbers/financial player in Bonaio’s operation. There is a good interview with him at the Albany Business Review http://www.bizjournals.com/albany/print-edition/2015/09/18/built-with-math-not-hammers.html When the city was trying to work out the deal for the Collamer Building and the land for the EMT facility, Bonacio provided Novick to work out the numbers.
Fire Chief Bob Williams – Apponted by Chris Mathiesen. Williams is the third generation in his family to serve the city as a fire fighter. He has been with the department for over twenty-five years.