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    Mayor William Schroeder Seeks Second Term

    Lancaster mayor seeks reelection for second term

    January 14, 2021
    by MARIA PERICOZZI Editor

    Current Village of Lancaster Mayor William Schroeder has announced that he will be running for reelection with the Citizens Party in the March 16 village election.


    For the first time since 1997, the race for the Village of Lancaster mayor will be contested. Current trustee Lynne Ruda announced her candidacy for mayor with the Integrity Party. The election is slated for March 16.


    Schroeder was elected mayor in March 2017 and has since worked to help the constituents of Lancaster.


    “I can’t think of a better place to do that from than the mayor’s seat,” Schroeder said. “I think we’ve done a very good job in the Village of Lancaster.”


    Schroeder said the village is a customer service-based business that provides services to the residents, and that he tries his best to help the residents.


    “It’s very gratifying to do that,” Schroeder said, adding he gets a lot of satisfaction from helping residents. Even if he can’t help personally, he often knows someone who can.


    The Village of Lancaster has seen unprecedented progress in the last three years with the West Main Street extension project.
    “It’s nice to see it finally come to fruition,” Schroeder said. “The other development that’s been going on in the area, it’s 50 years in the making. There’s been a lot of trial and error, but it’s finally coming to life.”


    Schroeder said there is quite a bit to do in the next four years, including rezoning Central Avenue from Walden Avenue to Broadway to allow residents to open a business out of their homes.


    “Because of the pandemic, people are looking at other income opportunities,” Schroeder said. “If they can open a business in their home, then they don’t have to pay rent to somebody.”


    Schroeder said he likes seeing the business district grow. He has also sent a letter to Gov. Andrew Cuomo, urging him to reopen restaurants and bars.


    “I’m so upset about our bars and restaurants being shut down,” Schroeder said. “If they go out of business, they’re not coming back. The saddest sign to see in a business window is ‘For Rent.’”


    Being a life member of the Lancaster Fire Department himself, Schroeder said he would like to see Fireman’s Park come together as a tribute to firefighters. He joined in 1979, which was something he wanted to do since he was a little boy.


    “I went through all the ranks,” Schroeder said, adding he was fire chief and received a number of awards within the department.
    Schroeder said he is most proud of receiving the Fire Safety Educator of the Year award from the Fireman’s Association of the State of New York. He has also received the Fireman of the Year award, as well as the president’s award.


    Working with the state assembly woman at the time, Schroeder started a Fire Safety Education program.


    “We built an award-winning fire prevention and safety program,” Schroeder said, adding he’s presented the program to thousands of people. “I had a wonderful career with the Lancaster Fire Department. I enjoyed every minute of it. I enjoy supporting them now because I understand what they need.”


    Schroeder is also in the process of pursuing an addition for the West Drullard fire station to allow for showers, a workout facility and laundry area.


    Schroeder enjoys going out, meeting residents and hearing their concerns. He is trying to safely go door to door for campaigning, but has also started a Facebook page.


    Most people he’s spoken to have been very satisfied with the job the current board has been doing, and he has very little negative feedback. Residents were especially worried at the beginning of the pandemic when sales tax would take a hit. The Village of Lancaster has not received Erie County sales tax since 2003, so the village was not impacted.


    We’ve been able to stay fiscally stable,” Schroeder said, adding he’d like to continue to keep the tax rate for residents low. “In my term as mayor, we’ve had two years of a zero tax increase, and one year of 1.5% of an increase.”


    Schroeder said the low or no tax increase helps add to the quality of life.


    “We’re able to keep the tax rate down and still maintain and improve our services,” Schroeder said. “I’m very proud of that.”


    Schroeder said he may be the “chief executive officer” but he has 10,000 bosses: the residents.


    “We work for the people,” Schroeder said. “We answer to them.”


    Reference: https://www.lancasterbee.com/article...r-second-term/
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    I'm asking because I don't know.

    reelection with the Citizens Party
    So village elections are a different sent of "political" parties compared to town/city/state?

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    Quote Originally Posted by WNYresident View Post
    I'm asking because I don't know.



    So village elections are a different sent of "political" parties compared to town/city/state?
    Indeed Res, the VOL parties are not elected on major party lies.


    Here is how I understand village politics:

    The village parties are separately composed of members of both major parties. Those major party players, who are village residents, may join opposite village parties as a channel to organize their tactics, vent their inter-party disagreements, and to challenge their inter-party counter parts, strictly in the world of village issues. IMHO, it is through that village politic that the village members of the major political parties test the strength of their positions on inter-party issues.

    For example, Democrat Committee Member X may hate Democrat Committee Member Y, but both do not want to challenge each other in the arena of the Democrat Committee, so they take their fight to the village, were they can brawl without leaving a conspicuous odor of division within the major party chamber itself.

    That response may be as confusing as village politics itself, but to generalize, I would liken village politics to the same template as was applied during the Spanish Civil War of the 1930s; a surrogates' war if you will.

    Was my comment helpful Tony?
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    Quote Originally Posted by WNYresident View Post
    I'm asking because I don't know.

    So village elections are a different sent of "political" parties compared to town/city/state?
    Isn't this the guy who jumps in bed with any political party that suits his interests of the moment?

    Seems like a super politician to me.

    The only reason Blazejewski is pumping him up is because the mayor currently resides in the pocket of Lancaster Republicans.

    You cannot call this guy non-partisan.

    Not even remotely.



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    Was my comment helpful Tony?
    Sure was.

    I didn't really know how that all worked.

    Breezy

    Isn't this the guy who jumps in bed with any political party that suits his interests of the moment?
    Could be. I don't know.

    Teach me more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mark blazejewski View Post
    Was my comment helpful Tony?
    NO. It was sick, twisted, misleading and aligned with the wacko partisan obsessive freaks out there today and sadly just more of your regular conspiracy posts here on Speak Up Western New York. Gee, no interparty 'issues' in the Republican Party locally? Everyone gets alone fabulously? LOL

    Hmmmm, why not smear the Dems!

    And you actually think people out there respect what you say?

    They think you're nuts!

    It boggles the mind to think that any voter would be influenced by the Chowaniec and Blazejewski moan and groan machine - - the tome of grievance, yeah Had enough yet. It feels rather odd to read some of that, and then, in the very same Lancaster thread, they expect people to respect them as knowledgeable servants of the public. Crazed loonies who have lost complete control in my opinion (heck, others, too, LOL).



    Very strange readers, very strange.

    Quote Originally Posted by mark blazejewski View Post
    For example, Democrat Committee Member X may hate Democrat Committee Member Y, but both do not want to challenge each other in the arena of the Democrat Committee, so they take their fight to the village, were they can brawl without leaving a conspicuous odor of division within the major party chamber itself.
    Don't you read what you post?

    The only "conspicuous odor" is coming from ALL of your posts!


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    Quote Originally Posted by WNYresident View Post
    Sure was.

    I didn't really know how that all worked.



    Could be. I don't know.

    Teach me more.
    Tony, I have been a Lancaster resident for 65 years.

    My comments were based on my participation in the affairs of the village, my knowledge of my hometown, and my general skills as a historian. They were not comments of an nameless, flighty political operative, venue unknown, whose knowledge base appears to embedded in controlled partisan thought and daily political-hack talking points.

    You may want to critically assess the value of such insights, which most probably reflect the rantings of one that habitually LIES and maligns stakeholder residents.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mark blazejewski View Post
    Tony, I have been a Lancaster resident for 65 years.

    My comments were based on my participation in the affairs of the village, my knowledge of my hometown, and my general skills as a historian. They were not comments of an nameless, flighty political operative, venue unknown, whose knowledge base appears to embedded in controlled partisan thought and daily political-hack talking points.

    You may want to critically assess the value of such insights, which most probably reflect the rantings of one that habitually LIES and maligns stakeholder residents.
    Mark, you got caught promoting a political whore. Just admit it for crying out loud!

    No surprise there.

    I'm sorry I have to say I am laughing at this gem:

    Quote Originally Posted by mark blazejewski View Post
    They were not comments of an nameless, flighty political operative, venue unknown, whose knowledge base appears to embedded in controlled partisan thought and daily political-hack talking points.
    HeHaHA - too precious Mark. You are far too easy to goat.

    Too funny!

    Heck, there are some very important races here in Lancaster this time around in 2021, readers.

    We're going to have to keep a close eye on the conspiratorial postings of Mr. Blazejewski!

    And challenge these rants at every turn.

    Mark, just read your own writings here. How is that a lie?

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