Q: What is your vision for the town five years from now?
Pemrick: Our community will continue to enjoy its rural setting with expanded opportunities to improve and enjoy our quality of life and sense of community by insisting on a local government that values team work, problem solving, cooperation, respectful debate and public feedback; supporting our highway department and their efforts to complete the highway improvement program and paving program; practicing fiscal restraint; expanding business opportunities in those areas where it is currently allowed; hosting and supporting community activities and expanding recreational opportunities at Brookhaven Park; and developing a mutually beneficial relationship with Skidmore College.
Q: How do you feel about ambulance plan and what would you like to see happen?
Pemrick: I am in favor of our current proposal to seek competitive bids from local providers and evaluate each by the following criteria: quality of care, response time and annual cost to taxpayer. Sharing this information with residents annually will enable us to provide our community with the quality and level of service that we want while minimizing impact on taxpayers.
Q: What is the biggest difference between you and your opponents?
Pemrick: What separates me from my opponents is my 28 years of experience in working for our Town. I have experience in developing annual budgets, programs that benefit residents, working with the highway department and parks and recreation department. I am familiar with, and have been actively involved with, the day-to-day operations of our town both in the office and in the field.