Newly-elected mayor discusses future for Endicott


Newly-elected mayor discusses future for Endicott

ENDICOTT (WBNG) – Newly-elected mayor Endicott, Linda Jackson, is sharing her plans for her first term in office.

The Republican says she believes her ideas can help give Endicott the spark it needs, especially with downtown soon receiving $10 million from a revitalization grant.

“We are going to be redoing the streets, the sidewalks. This place looks very old,” said Jackson.

Jackson says her first order of business is to increase security for residents.

“Our police chief right now is writing a couple more codes for us. He has been getting very involved. He’s got some things he wants to clean up in the village,” said Jackson.

She also says she wants to take steps to boost the economy, from welcoming new businesses and jobs to also welcoming Binghamton University graduate students to live in the area.

“If we can offer them more and we can get housing for these graduate students. Harvey Stenger wants them safe and he thinks this could be nice. We might get him to bring the blue bus to Endicott,” said Jackson.

Jackson also addressed rumors she says has been spreading throughout the village about village jobs being cut under her watch.

“People shouldn’t have to live worrying about their jobs. So there are absolutely no jobs and no services being eliminated. Anyone that is leaving the employment of the village of Endicott is doing so at their own choice. You know the mayor is retiring, his lawyer is retiring. I’m not firing anybody,” said Jackson.

Jackson says she wants to hear from residents as well to make Endicott a better place for everyone.

“Things are going to be extremely transparent. There is going to be absolutely no closed door meetings. Everything is open to the public and it will be publicized. We have a new media service so that everyone knows what is going on. We are involving the public in everything we can do,” said Jackson.

Jackson also tells 12 News that Democratic Trustee and her former Democratic political opponent for mayor, Cheryl Chapman, will serve as Deputy Mayor for the first six months of Jackson’s term.

Jackson will take office on January 1, 2020.

There will be a neighborhood watch meeting at the American Legion on Maple Street in Endicott December 12 at 7 p.m.

Jackson says all Endicott residents are invited to give their questions, ideas and concerns for the future of Endicott.

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Newly-elected mayor discusses future for Endicott

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