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Shelter Island Town Council: Donald Kornrumpf

Donald M. Kornrumpf (D), candidate for town council

Donald M. Kornrumpf (D), candidate for town council (July 29, 2009) Photo Credit: Photo by Doug Kuntz




BACKGROUND: Kornrumpf, 70, is also running on the Working Families and Island Action lines. He has lived part time since 1983 and full time since 1994 on Shelter Island. A semiretired financial and environmental consultant, he has been chairman of the town's comprehensive plan review committee since 2008. From 2001 to 2005, he was chairman of the town's conservation advisory council and was a member of the planning board from 1999 to 2001. He has been chairman of the not-for-profit Friends of Trees since 1999 and chairman of the Wade's Beach Association since 2000.

ISSUES: The biggest immediate challenge is maintaining a healthy budget in the face of an economic downturn, he said. As development increases, it's key that the town control personnel costs: "We can't just keep adding people." Keeping intact the unique character of Shelter Island also is important when considering development issues.

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