New Paltz Town Supervisor Susan Zimet hit a milestone on April 9: 100 days in office.
Historically, a politician’s first 100 days in office has been a significant benchmark to gauge either the positive or negative outcomes in their new role. Town board member Kristin Brown weighed in on how Zimet was doing so far.
“Supervisor Zimet pledged to take a hard look at the town’s expenses and try to reign them in and I believe she is doing a good job,” she said. “We have agreed to hire an attorney to help us pass a ban on fracking in the town and we are supportive of creating a dog park at the recreation complex out by the county fairgrounds.”
Brown praised Zimet for her efforts of improving communication between the town and village.
“Zimet and Mayor West have set up a regular schedule of joint town [and] village meetings which will greatly improve communication and operations,” she said.
In her non-consecutive third term, Zimet said the first time around was tough and she felt exhausted by the end, according to The Saugerties Times. However, this time at 100 days in, she feels more focused on the task at hand.
“I’m very grounded this time,” Zimet said in The Saugerties Times. “I know what I have to know. I know what I have to do.”
Zimet made campaign promises to stifle any in-fighting on her town board, to utilize and build-up the industrial corridor on South Putt Corners and to make New Paltz affordable for everyone.
“I have no time or patience for personal fights or personality problems. We’re there to do the business of the public,” Zimet said. “We need to work together, we need to respect you, we need to get to work and respect each other. We have to work closely with the school district, the village, the town and the college to deliver services in an efficient way.”