COLONIE, N.Y. -- Colonie Town Supervisor Paula Mahan had an opportunity Thursday to let the community know what is going on in the town and what is to come for the upcoming year.
She says in her fourth term as Town Supervisor she's focusing on infrastructure and economic development.
And with a solid financial status, she says the town has been moving more aggressively to rebuild Colonie's infrastructure and improve the quality of life.
This year the town will make a major renovation of Sand Creek Road from Norbrick Drive east to Everett Road. Also, there are plans to make improvements to various water and sewer systems, including the Mohawk View Treatment Plant to make sure waste water is being properly disposed.
Other plans include enhancing the quality of life for residents; Mahan says the town's second dog park will be opening this spring.
Another big focus the town supervisor has stressed every year, and again for 2014, is redevelopment. She says the two major projects, the Shoppes at Latham Circle and the Starlite site have been moving along slowly, but it will happen.
As for the Tobin site, she says there may be an interested buyer to turn the meat packing plant into a casino, but she personally does not think it's a right fit for that neighborhood.
Despite all the positive news Mahan expects for the upcoming year, she and Town Board member David Rowley agree there are still challenges like rising costs.
Moving forward the town supervisor says she will continue to be fiscally conservative as she says it's served Colonie well for the 6 years she has been in office.