To The Daily Sun,
I'm finishing my first term as one of your selectmen here in Moultonborough, and I ask for your vote to continue the tremendous progress we have made these past three years. Moultonborough is in excellent shape, and well positioned to meet whatever new challenges and opportunities come before us the next three years.
Our town tax rate is down eight cents this year, and net appropriations are down 8.2 percent, almost $627,000 below last year.
We now have a Select Board that is less reactive and have become one that is much more proactive, a board that plans for the future and prioritizes its goals and objectives. Some of the things talked about for years were finally accomplished, such as a merit-pay system for town employees and single stream recycling.
We have also undertaken some innovative initiatives the past few years, such as establishing a vision for the town, creating annual goals and objectives, developing a work plan for the year, and we held two conventions of town committees.
Something I'm very excited about is that we recently organized and hosted a meeting with Select Board representatives of six neighboring towns. The conversation of how we can better work together as a Lakes Region community to increase efficiency and improve services, has finally begun. I am excited to continue to help move Moultonborough forward into the future.
I am confident that the decisions I have made over the past three years reflect my ability to be impartial, fair and to listen to all sides, before arriving at a conclusion.
There remains much work still to be done, and I am eager to continue to help move Moultonborough forward into the future.
I respectfully ask for your vote on March 14 for re-election to the Moultonborough Select Board.
Paul T. Punturieri
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