To The Daily Sun,
In December, we had our special Town Meeting and overwhelmingly voted for return of swap shop and metal pile access at our Sanbornton Transfer Station/Recycling Center. Some had an "intro to town government" and consequently questioned our selectmen and our town legal counsel.
Now, voting will happen on Tuesday, March 8, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Old Town Hall, with a race between incumbent Selectman Nickerson and challenger Olmstead. Other ballot questions are in play, too. Come to exercise your vote.
On Wednesday night, March 9, starting at 7 o'clock in our elementary school, but come earlier for a seat, will be Town Meeting.
Warrant Article 12 is about our metal pile. Submitted by petition, it promotes townspeople paying for metal from the metal pile. This changes what we voted at special Town Meeting. On this night budget items are accepted, or amended, or not accepted. Tax rate gets determined accordingly. The fire auxiliary sells sandwiches, beverages, snacks.
Our town's 2015 Annual Report is available in several places, including town offices. Pick one up and study it, to be informed before voting.
I am especially impressed with the pages showing Recreation Department activities, serving so many, especially but not restricted to families with children.
I've seen a newspaper article interviewing our Fire Chief, Paul Dexter, making the case for two full-time fire fighters who can also deliver emergency medical services. We've become a town with an aging population and increasingly a retirement population. Daytime calls increase with populations being at home rather than away at work. (Something) to think about: one full-timer (Chief Dexter) to get out on the road for a home-based emergency, or waiting for available but on-call crew — or having new, on-site firefighters/EMTs at the ready?
Lynn Rudmin Chong
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