Support for Good Government on November 7, 2017

To the Editor:

I was a member of the Hamilton Town Council from 2010 to 2013. I served with Peter Darby from 2010 to 2013 and with Supervisor Eve Ann Shwartz from 2012 to 2013. During my four-year term, Don Haight was the town justice.

Working with these fine public servants has shown me what a difference these dedicated, intelligent, problem-solving individuals have made in our town government.

Great improvements have been made in modernizing the Hamilton Highway Department, creating efficiency in the tax collection process and in updating many responsibilities in the town clerk’s, bookkeeper’s and code officer’s jobs.

Eight years ago, the town budget was prepared by hand; today every aspect of the town office has been computerized. A commitment from these leaders has made these improvements possible.

The town council has worked with SOMAC to improve financial operations, add paid staff and ensure reliable, professional service for our community.

Mary Lee Dinski will bring new skills and vision to the town council. During her 12 years with Camp Fiver, Mary has demonstrated expertise in budget preparation, mastery in social media outreach and involvement of community members in Camp Fiver’s success. Her concern for young people and the significant issues facing the next generation will be essential to our future. She wants to focus on the opioid epidemic locally, certainly a crisis that has reached emergency proportions. She also is interested in job opportunities to keep our young people from moving away when they graduate.

Please join me in voting for Peter Darby and Mary Lee Dinski for Hamilton Town Council, for Eve Ann Shwartz for Hamilton town supervisor and for Don Haight for Hamilton town justice. They will appear on the Democratic and Good Government lines.

You have a chance to make a difference Nov. 7 – please vote!

Carolyn Todd, Hamilton

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