Village elections Wednesday

There will be no opposed candidates in Fulton County during the village elections Wednesday.

In Broadalbin, Eugene R. Christopher is running for mayor unopposed, while Thomas Folts and Theodore Bochenek are running for the two trustee positions unopposed.

In Mayfield, Paul Wilde and Emory Chase are running for the two trustee positions unopposed.

There are no elections scheduled in Northville.

In Montgomery County, voters will decide a number of races in the villages Wednesday.

In the village of Hagaman, both the mayor’s position and two seats on the Board of Trustees are being contested.

In the mayoral race, incumbent Martin Natoli is going up against former trustee Michael Shover.

Both Natoli and Shover said they believe the infrastructure of the village should be improved.

Natoli said he hopes to focus on the drainage in the village, hoping to gain access to federal grants to help pay for the work. He also wants to work toward beautifying areas of the village.

Shover said he also wants to combat wasteful spending.

“I am very concerned about fiscal responsibility,” Shover said.

Shover, who said he has a background in project management, said he was concerned about the village’s budget.

Shover also announced his urge to digitize the filing process of the village, saying that everything was still done by pen and paper.

For the Hagaman Board of Trustees, two seats are available and three candidates – Kathleen Louer, Payl Fryzel and Richard Conti – are vying for the positions.

In the village of Ames, Richard Wilday, a former trustee, and Donald Krutz are both running for mayor, while Michael McMahon, Kati Bettger and Sandra Malcolm are running for the two open trustee seats.

Krutz, a retired school teacher, said his main concern lies in keeping the village as it is, saying many fear dissolution.

“Things here are on a pretty much even keel,” Krutz said.

Wilday was unavailable for comment.

In St. Johnsville, James Castrucci and Martin Callahan are running for the two trustee positions unopposed, and Mike Batisti is running for the now-vacant village justice seat.

In Canajoharie, village Justice Jay C. Myers and village trustees Ronald O. Dievendorf and Jena Coppernoll are seeking re-election. All three are running unopposed.

In Nelliston, Trustee Russell Vance is seeking re-election unopposed.

In Fort Plain, trustees Marianne McFee and Michael Calbet are running unopposed.

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