Donald MacDonald

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Donald MacDonald

Street Address: 10 B St., Cold Spring

Race: Cold Spring Trustee

More Cold Spring Trustee candidates: Matthew Francisco | Cathryn Fadde | Michael Bowman |

Political and civic experience: None

Age: 63

Residency: Lived in Cold Spring for 23 years

Incumbent?: No

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Community Party

Education: Masters degree in Architecture

Occupation: Architect


Why are you running for office or seeking re-election?
I believe the Village needs Trustees who are hard workers who can get things done. In my 23 years community experience in the Village I have shown I can forge agreement between conflicting interests in an amicable manner.

What in your personal, civic or professional experience recommends your election or return to office?
Over the past 23 years I have been involved in various community activities such as planning for the Haldane School expansion/renovation, writing guidelines for the Historic District Review Board, planning Tots Park, and the last 13 years as a member of the Zoning Board of Appeals, 12 years as Chairman.

My experience with Village residents on the ZBA and knowledge of the building/planning process as an Architect will be of great benefit to the Village.

I am skilled at forging agreement between conflicting interests.

What would be your top three priorities if you are elected or re-elected?
1.) Insure Butterfield redevelopment is tax positive, in character with the Village and approval process comes to an expeditious conclusion. My Zoning board and architectural experience will be effective in this process.

2.) Update the Village Zoning Code so that the code actually fits the Village as it is built and reduce the need for residents to request variances as they expand their homes. My Zoning board and architectural experience will be of great benefit during this update.

3.) Look for ways to raise revenue to help pay for the Village’s needed infrastructure improvements and a new Fire House in a manner that is fair and equitable.

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