Shelby’s incumbent councilmen bring valuable experience and insight

Posted 16 June 2021 at 10:07 am


Primary season is here, a very important time for registered Republicans from the Town of Shelby. Please take some time from busy schedules to vote. Voting may be done early or on primary day, June 22.

Since 2018 the Town of Shelby Board has seen the passing of Councilmen Stalker and Schaal, and the resignation of Supervisor Houseknecht. We lost their experience, knowledge of town operations, and their dedicated service.

Current councilmen, William Bacon and Stephen Seitz, have been encouraging me from my first day on the Shelby Town Board. Their knowledge, experience and encouragement were a tremendous help as I moved from councilman, to deputy supervisor, and then supervisor in a little over two years.

The Covid crisis was a real test of all the town council members. Councilmen Bacon and Seitz were a helpful, guiding force during the troubles of the past year.

Councilmen Bacon and Seitz are key members of a Town Board that is dealing with numerous proposed projects in Shelby such as solar, wind, town-wide broadband, and a pedestrian bridge over Oak Orchard Creek. The next year will bring many decisions about how to use the federal stimulus funds.

Please return them to the Shelby Town Board. We need their experience and dedication.

Jeff Smith

Shelby Town Supervisor