Thursday, November 3, 2011

The candidates speak

November 8 is Election Day, and the High Country Press asked the candidates for the town board in Seven Devils to say what's on their mind. (As an absentee landowner, I can't vote, but it's still good to see what type of vision these folks have.)

Click here to read the entries. (Below are just snippets.)

Full disclosure: I attended a class with Brad Lambert, who previously was the town manager in 7D. Great guy.

Kathryn Copley (D)
“As a Council member since 2002 and chair of the Public Works Committee since 2006, I’ve influenced ongoing improvements in three important areas: roads, water system, and funding."

Richard DeMott (I)
“What I put in my campaign literature is based on three Ps—plan, prioritize and pursue. That’s what we have to do. You have to plan first. You have to prioritize your plan, and then you have to get busy and do it.”

Larry Fontaine
"Promote cooperation and more open communication between the residents and various town committees and administration. ... I would encourage more opportunities for recreation within our town limits such as a playground and pursuing easements for hiking trails and for the preservation of natural areas through grants and donations. ...”

Brad Lambert

"As a council member, I would get out and tour the Town—weekly, if possible—with boots on the ground and eyes on the target. Eliminate surprises at meetings by talking to citizens, visiting the site, asking questions before the meeting. Eliminate three-hour Town Council meetings."

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