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The people are speaking & most don't want pay-as-you-throw

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To the editor,
The people are speaking. The response to the City Council asking the public to weigh in and make their preference known as to Option 3 (mandatory recycling), and Option 4 (pay-as-you-throw) has been outstanding.
Following the council meeting of Monday, March 11, and an appeal by councilors at that meeting and again in The Daily Sun by this councilor with phone numbers and e-mail address, there has been a steady flow of phone calls, e-mails, and personal contact with the people. As of Tuesday, April 2nd, this councilor has personally received 42 NO PAYT with only 9 in favor of PAYT. Option 3 is the overwhelming choice. We are talking over 70 percent against PAYT.
Along with their choices there have been many suggestions for solutions that will help implement any plan.
This number or percentage has also been reflected with other councilors, as well as with the mayor who has conceded it is running 70-30.
To say the council is leaning to favoring PAYT may not be entirely true and the public shouldn't give up and think it is a done deal. We are listening to you.
Keep sending your wishes to e-mail at City Hall, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . They all get distributed to all the councilors and mayor. Once again if you want to call your councilor or any councilor, the numbers are: Brenda Baer, 524-6349; Ava Doyle 393-6533; Matt Lahey 524-4283; Henry Lipman 528-0191; Bob Hamel 524-6360; Armand Bolduc 524-2514; and
Mayor Seymour 524-6552.
There is a special meeting on Wednesday, April 24th at 7 p.m. of the council, open to all, and at that time there will be a vote on which option the city will use.
Your voices are being heard and we work for you, so let us know what you want.
Councilor Brenda Baer
Ward 4 - Laconia