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Mrs. Auger has been pushing for senior housing since 2005

To The Daily Sun,

In regard to Evelyn Auger's letter about a Senior Housing Ordinance for Sanbornton, Mrs. Auger states that I was chair of the Planning Board in 2005 and that I was responsible for the repeal of the existing ordinance at the time. She has her facts wrong again.

Check the 2005 Sanbornton Town Report and you will see that I am not listed as a member of the board or as a person who resigned during the year. Therefore, the Planning Board members made the decision to repeal the ordinance without my input. It should be noted that two of the Planning Board members at that time are still on the board and doing an excellent job.

She also commented about how the previous board members had all resigned at once. If I recall correctly, she was a board member at the time and their action left the town without a Planning Board at a busy time. I think that under the circumstances our replacement members did an excellent job during a time of need.

Last but not least, Mrs. Auger's letter failed to mention that she is now the chair of the Planning Board and has been pushing for a Senior Housing Ordinance since it was repealed in 2005.

Bill Whalen


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Jon Pike isn't afraid to stand up for what he believes is best

To The Daily Sun,

On Tuesday, March 8, you will see four names on the ballot, but the best choice for the town of Belmont is Jon Pike.

His roots in Belmont run deep and his longtime involvement in town affairs have given him an unparalleled understanding of the issues facing the town.

Most recently, he spearheaded the SB-2 which allows the town to vote by ballot on issues relating to the Shaker Regional School District.

Jon is avid about keeping our small-town values but isn't afraid to stand up for what he believes is best for the town of Belmont. We believe that he has already exemplified those values in his first two terms as selectmen, which is why we urge you to vote for Jon Pike so he may carry out a third.

Claude "Sonny" Patten


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