To The Editor:
Marionette: A small figure of a person operated from above with strings from a puppeteer.
What we will have with the next appointment being made by the County Legislative majority caucus?
In the past few weeks a very fine gentleman has stepped down from the board of the county’s IDA.
Mr. Don Kunzwiler has stepped down. He has served us proudly for more than 20 years. He is a Democrat from the city of Fulton.
He didn’t serve as a Democrat, he served as a taxpayer from the city of Fulton.
Your political affiliation is checked at the door when you become a member of a board working for the betterment of your county.
That is just what Mr. Don Kunzwiler (or Coach as I have always called him) did.
To replace him on a board that he so proudly served by what appears to be a Marionette is a travesty.
The process to appoint a replacement should come from the person leaving not a majority caucus that only serves as Marionettes to the Puppet Master.
The Marionette that appears to be the chosen person is also an appointed Department Head for the city of Oswego and also an appointed chairman of the EDP Committee for Oswego County.
Both positions vote on the acceptance of PILOT agreements.
This will seem to ensure that the Puppet Master has assured his family-owned business will be top dog to receive future PILOT agreements from both the city and the county.
The next board member of the County IDA should have no strings attached.
Let Mr. Kunzwiler pick his replacement not the Puppet Master and his Marionettes.
The mentioned appointment won’t be done until the December meeting of the County Legislative body.
Call your County Legislator and tell him or her to do what is best for the county not the Puppet Master.
Legislator Frank Castiglia Jr. – D – 25th District