on October 30, 2013 - 1:34 PM
Ronald Ruffino Sr.
Candidate for Lancaster Town Councilman
Lines on Ballot: Democratic
Number of years living in town: 20
Occupation/Employer: Vice President at HSBC Bank USA
Top campaign platform agendas:
Using my fiscally conservative views in providing quality services at the best prices offered. I feel that I have connected with the people of this community and assisted in making this the best full service town to live in, while keeping in mind the affordability to live here. To mention a few, I am very proud of the services that are offered through our youth and senior centers.
Biggest issues facing the town:
Keeping our taxes at a reasonable rate while continuing to provide quality services. With all of the mandates that are levied upon us, this continues to be the most challenging issue we face. As stated before, I am in favor of the tax cap and although a loophole exists where we can override it, I’m on record stating I will never override the tax cap. I feel the solution to this issue is to step outside the box and search for alternative programs that will assist us in continuing to retain these valuable services at a reasonable tax rate. One of the things that I’m working on now is having a contract finalized with Danforth in which they conducted an energy audit of our buildings and the utilities. This energy audit will produce areas in which the town can save valuable tax dollars over a period of time by adhering to the suggested measures.