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Brucker to give up Schenectady council seat for move

City Councilwoman Denise Brucker and her husband have put their longtime Schenectady house on the market. They just purchased their new house, in Niskayuna, and Brucker will have to resign when they move in.
Photographer: Stacey Lauren-Kennedy
City Councilwoman Denise Brucker and her husband have put their longtime Schenectady house on the market. They just purchased their new house, in Niskayuna, and Brucker will have to resign when they move in.
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Longtime city Councilwoman Denise Brucker is moving to Niskayuna and resigning from the council. She plans to move in November and will resign at that point. As a lifelong Schenectady resident, she said moving to Niskayuna was unusual. “It’s definitely strange,” she said. “It was a very big decision.” It started with the search for a bigger house. “We’re looking for a little more room. I’ve got three dogs,” Brucker said. “I certainly looked around ...

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dentom
August 9, 2013
7:38 a.m.

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So the gist of the story is that Schenectady doesn't have homes that meet everyone's needs and if you do happen to own a house in the City then good luck selling it no matter what neighborhood it's in and how well maintained it is. The Mayor wants to selectively enforce the residency law because the only way he can try to get anyone to buy a house in the City is to force them to by threatening their jobs. If the City is everything they keep saying it is then everyone would already live in the City and not be moving out, including a current city council member.

safny
August 9, 2013
12:40 p.m.

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I just spent some time looking at houses in the city. I found quite a few I liked and NONE of them had affordable taxes for a single individual. If the powers that run this city are serious about getting people to buy here, live here and stay here - a complete downward reassessment is required. It's ridiculous to look at a beautiful home that is selling for $100,000 but is assessed at 140 or 150. Grieving is a crap shoot. How embarrassing is it for the democrats (of which I am one) that a city council member is resigning to leave town!!!!

1963
August 9, 2013
9:09 p.m.

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Good for you, Ms. Brucker. Great house.

gina99
August 12, 2013
9:05 p.m.

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The Democrats are fleeing from the tax hell they created. Plenty of large homes sitting for years on the Schenectady market. She should resign immediately.

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