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Base vote on good gov't, not on emotion

Scott Aument Groton

Publication: The Day

Published 05/02/2013 12:00 AM
Updated 05/01/2013 03:28 PM

Change is needed to restore trust, transparency and efficiency in the City of Groton Council. As you look at the press and talk to people, you see a lot of emotion and very little facts coming from the present administration.

Fact, the city's bond rating was negatively effected due to the TVC losses. Now GU customers will pay $2.6 million per year for 14 years to cover this debt. Rates may not go up, but they aren't going down any time soon, like other utilities. So many misstatements of TVC performance in the 2010, 2011 and 2012 annual report documents regarding TVC and Groton Utilities. And most recently the city created two jobs for TVC employees ($120,000 and $80,000) in GU, much to the dismay of GU employees, rewarding people in GU that kept the people in the dark.

We need leaders with a more questioning attitude who will not accept everything told to them; who will verify information and maintain checks and balances for the good of the voters; people who will use GU profits wisely and force open meetings and budget processes.

Vote for efficiency and transparency in government and support Jay Dempsey and Mike Boucher for Groton City Council.

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