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I believe I have served taxpayers well on Gilford Budget Committee

To The Daily Sun,

The Budget Committee serves as the eyes and ears of the Gilford taxpayers, questioning in detail every proposed expenditure of Gilford tax monies, and seeking cuts or providing for expenditures where appropriate. No one, including me, "likes" to pay taxes, but they are, unfortunately, a necessary evil.

I respectfully ask for your vote for a full term on the Gilford Budget Committee at the Town's Elections on March 10.

It has been my privilege to serve as a member of the Budget Committee since last May when I was appointed by a vote of the other members of the committee to complete the unexpired term of "Rags" Grenier, who became a selectman. I promised them at the time of my interview that I would run for a full term if I was appointed.

My main interests as a citizen and taxpayer in Gilford are: (1) our first responders (the Police and Fire Departments), (2) our roads and other infrastructure (the Public Works Department), and (3) our schools.

Our first responders in the Police and Fire Departments have difficult jobs, and often they are under-appreciated until you have the unfortunate necessity of having to call 9-1-1 for help. This winter has demonstrated once again some of the tough jobs faced by our Department of Public Works. I received a great education in the public schools from which I graduated and the Gilford Public Schools have an enviable reputation that must be preserved.

There is never enough money in the budget to do everything that everyone wants done (consider, for example, everyone's desire to have their streets repaved). But at the end of the day, we in Gilford are fortunate in having the final say by voting on what our town's budget will be and, thus, what our own taxes will be.

It is a very difficult task to balance the desire to keep our taxes as low as possible with the expenditures required to keep our town's various departments and schools providing services in an effective and efficient manner.

I am a fiscal conservative who has been a Gilford taxpayer since 2005. If you would like to examine details of my qualifications, or have any questions about me or my views (or merely to chat about most anything), I invite you to email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call me at 293‑0565.

I believe that I have served the taxpayers of Gilford well on the Budget Committee this past year,, and I ask for your vote on March 10 to allow me to continue to serve you.

Norman Silber

Gilford

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I believe my strengths lie in common sense & willingness to listen

To The Daily Sun,

I'm running for a position on the Meredith Selectboard. And before asking for your vote, I need to tell you more about my background.

My family and I relocated to New Hampshire in 1979 as part of a career move. We lived in Londonderry until 1996. In 1984 we bought our "camp" on Waukewan, and in 1992 built a year-round home here, knowing it was our intent to make Meredith our permanent home.

I retired in 2006 after a successful career in the high-tech industry. Starting as a technician I worked my way up in engineering, computer science, and then into management. Among other positions, I have served as the head of customer support, worldwide marketing, and was the CEO of two companies. One was a software startup, and the other a large information technology services subsidiary of Canon.

Some of the organizations I have been privileged to be a part of are: treasurer – Visiting Nurses of Meredith & Center Harbor (now Lakes Region VNA), treasurer – Waukewan Shore Owners Association, chairman – Tidewater Better Business Bureau, senior consultant – Executive Services Corp., a non-profit volunteer group that assists other non-profits with strategic planning, board development, etc.

I believe my strengths lie in common sense, an analytical mind, strong financial management experience, a willingness to listen and see the other person's point of view, and the time and energy to work hard for Meredith's betterment.

We have a great town here and I'd like to work to keep it that way. I ask for your support to do so. If you want to discuss my candidacy I can be reached at 998-4485, or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Ray Moritz

Meredith

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