Election Platform

Bill Bauer’s

2020 – 2021 Town Councilman

Employment Platform

 Increase the tax base by attracting, welcoming and retaining new
businesses and development by accelerating the approval process to
expedite the start of construction.
 Retain existing businesses by addressing their concerns and mediating
a solution on a one-on-one basis.
 Aggressively pursue the re-development of the former Seneca Mall site
by continuing my current open positive dialogue with the property
owners of the site, which would allow the Town to increase its’ tax
base. Utilizing my 40 years of infrastructure and development
management experience, I have a personal goal to get a shovel in the
ground to start development prior to November of 2021.
 Review and negotiate private engineering and construction contracts
on behalf of the Town for cost-cutting initiatives, material substitutions
and VECPs (Value Engineering Cost Proposals)
 Meticulously review the need for outside consultants and self-perform
as much work in-house with our current workforce as possible. The
town should utilize the talented individuals that they currently employ
on smaller projects, instead of outsourcing to private companies.
 Town government needs to be more open and ethical. Every town
employee should have to attend annual ethics training and uphold an
ethics code that ties to employment along with the mandated sexual
harassment training.
 Initiate a program to inventory and evaluate the market value of the
equipment owned by the town, track the cost of repairs for each piece
of equipment and determine if keeping the equipment is cost effective
compared to purchasing new or renting for short-term periods.
Equipment that is excessively underutilized should be sold to bring
money back to the Town.
 I would like to be the Town’s liaison on infrastructure and building
construction and repairs, as well as participate in the grant application
process for future funding requests.

 Actively participate in future collective bargaining agreements with
signatory town unions. I have almost 20 years of experience in
negotiating collective bargaining agreements between unions and
owners.
 Develop target dates for the implementation of the goals detailed in the
Town’s recently adopted Comprehensive Plan and follow through with
the execution of these tasks when they are financially achievable.