Gustafson to Seek Third Term on Oil City Council

| February 21, 2019

OIL CITY, Pa. – Ron Gustafson has announced that he will seek a third term for Oil City Council.

“I had been hopeful someone would step up, but I have not heard of anyone, and I really believe we have a good team going right now with some major issues to be resolved,” Gustafson, who will be running on the Republican ticket in the May Primary, said.

Gustafson said one of the major issues he would like to see the City address is crime.

“I want to get into the problems with our neighborhoods concerning blight and crime,” Gustafson said. “That’s where I wanted to go when I first ran, but it was apparent there were significant issues to be addressed. I think we have done much of that. So, now it is time to address blight, crime and the general quality of life for the residents where they live in a more significant way.”

Gustafson said a lot has been accomplished in the City in the nearly eight years he has been in office.

“I’m most proud of the demolition of the Brody Block and creation of the green space downtown, which I believe has led to other significant projects that are taking placing including the removal of the parking ramp for the transportation hub project and the Cornplanter Square project,” Gustafson said. “We have also made significant progress on the water and sewer infrastructures, much of that in-house, and we have had more paving than has been done in the past. Financially we are on sound footing again, building our reserves, paying off debts and putting us in a better position to address future needs.”

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