Rissberger agreed that the city’s success in grant awards was a good indication of Long’s abilities and what he can do for the city.
Rissberger also applauded Long’s work with the housing steering committee that identified housing issues and objectives for projects, specifically opportunities with the Housing Visions program.
“He’s been meeting my expectations,” Rissberger said. “I think he’s done a very good job so far.”
Long said the position in Oneonta has been “great” and has mostly been as he expected, except for working with a municipal airport. Long praised the many volunteers who have served to the benefit of city governance and quality of life. Another local asset is the cooperation among local nonprofit organizations and community and other groups, he said.
“Oneonta’s a very friendly community. Every one has been very welcoming. Everyone has been very supportive.” Long said. “It feels like a pretty fast year.”