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To the Editor,
I am announcing my candidacy for re-election to the Board of Selectmen in the town of Millbury. I gathered and submitted the necessary signatures and will appear on the ballot on April 30. Three years ago I promised to bring new ideas and creative solutions to the board and I have kept these promises.
My vision, ideas, and efforts have led to many great changes in town. I recommended an amendment to the free cash policy so that at least $100,000 dollars of this money is set aside each year to supplement much-needed road repair. I initiated a regionalization policy that has led to a joint ambulance contract, a multitown public health district, shared nursing staff, and collaborative storm water management. Each of these saved money and improved services by pooling resources with other towns. I also led the effort to improve the navigability, functionality and appearance of the town website.
Finally, most recently, I resurrected and organized the Millbury Youth Commission, which will provide recreational and educational activities for our young people and help keep them away from drugs.
I have provided a unique perspective on issues before the board and have approached every decision with an open mind and a solid understanding, doing additional research when necessary. Finally, I have always looked at serving my constituents as my top priority, working hard to solve their problems and keeping them informed throughout the process.
In a second term, I will continue to be your voice on the Board of Selectmen. I will not rest on my laurels, but will build on the accomplishments of my first term by seeking additional opportunities for shared equipment and services. I also believe it is time to implement an effective policy on open government. As local officials, we should endeavor to share as much information as possible with you, the people.
Please consider me for one of your two votes on Tuesday, April 30.
5 Millbury Terrace