Vote to change the status quo
To the Editor:
I have been to several selectmen’s meetings in the town of Dixfield and have observed many ongoing concerns from our citizens that are not addressed in a timely manner to give you an example.
Mr. Walter Newman has had an issue with his driveway for three years that was created when Newton Avenue was rebuilt as per our town manager's own admission at the Aug. 27 Dixfield selectman’s meeting. What has been done with his complaints for years? Nothing!
We have a town government that in the 30 years that me and my wife have been a tax payers in Dixfield as I recall I have never seen my board of selectmen support cutting the budget or even holding the budget to the prior year this kind of stuff needs to stop!
We must rein in our town’s runaway spending, maybe they haven’t heard we are in the midst of the worst economic down turn since the great depression. We must elect people who will respect the wishes of the people and do their best to represent them and not their own selfish agenda.
We need to have a board that has no concern where people live to have a voice in the town of Dixfield A petition was circulated in the town to enact a moratorium on wind power so we could be protected and have an ordinance written by a board of neutral citizens. The chairman of the board and our town manager seemed very concerned as to what part of Dixfield the people lived in that signed it.
I would think that it makes no difference where a person lives in the town, whether it is on Weld Street, on Severy Hill, on Kidder Avenue or the Coolidge Road, in the Village or the Common every citizen disserves to be equally represented in the town no matter who their neighbors are or where they live.
What if they move to a different section of town and change their vote, where will that leave those of you who support their bias? Town government should be fair and just for all! How can they justify the support of the voice of a 135 who signed the petition to look into withdrawing from RSU 10 and ignore the voice of the 200 who signed the petition to enact a wind moratorium?
Come November, vote to change the status quo. Let’s all get together and fix this town!