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Letter to the Editor: Patty McGrath: A prosperous vision for the community

Dear Editor,

Thank you to the residents of Killington for considering me for the position of selectwoman. I am running again this year because I strongly believe in the town of Killington and it's future. In 2012 the select board wisely adopted a four point Strategic Operating Plan. It outlines and gives our town a framework to achieve the goals we all as town citizens would like to see: a strong economic base, efficient, effective town services and infrastructure with low taxes, and a vibrant community with educational, cultural and recreational opportunities. The beauty of this plan is that each of these goals feed and strengthens the others.

We are slowly moving forward as a town and it is important that we don't lose steam or get caught up in the minutia. As a select person I would work hard to understand the issues we face, to look at those issues objectively, without partisanship, to determine the advantages and disadvantages that each presents. I would listen and consider respectfully the thoughts and ideas of our citizens and employees, and encourage thoughtful discussion to find the best path for our town to proceed.

We have very important issues in front of us, a water system, the streetscape projects, needed infrastructure and police services, and impact of the new village on all of these are but a few. I feel that my strongest attribute is to look at the issues from all angles and study the facts. I don't rush into, nor make rash decisions. I believe decisions should be made based on logic, fairness and consideration of both long and short-term ramifications. So I ask your support and vote on March 5 to share in this prosperous vision of our future that can benefit our entire community.

Thank you,
Patty McGrath