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A Concerned Citizen

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

Mr. John Martin addressed the BOS last night during public comment and told them that they “needed to change the way they delivered services” due to reduced state aid – This is an understatement, They need to meet regularly like previous boards did. When I was on the BOS from 2005-2008 we met every 2 weeks accept during July and August. Certainly more than the once a month or so they meet now. They should be meeting every other week to not only carry on our business but to brainstorm on how to make Clinton a better, more prosperous town. How about reigning in costs as Mr. Martin illustrated?

Regionalization, the BOS talked about this a year ago and it slipped through the cracks, Mr. Martin reminded them which is great! It all comes down to a something called leadership. Anyone can be trained to run a meeting but to lead you need to step up and lead by example. Clearly the Clinton BOS doesn’t know this or how to do it. First you need to meet more than once a month, second, you actually need to come up with original idea’s or tried and true idea’s other towns have implemented and then put them into action.

People like Mr. John Martin are very important to our town and it’s citizens, We need watchdogs and especiallyn a watchdog group to hold the BOS to some kind of standard, to keep these elected officials working for “We the people” and to give pro-active input on important subjects and policy issues.¬† I will give Mike Dziokonski his propers as he actually volunteered to take care of some items the BOS has not dealt with.

They put a spin on it like they were doing all manner of things and we don’t know what’s going on. Of course things are being done, if not the town would close down. There are subjects that have been discussed and not executed or implemented, some are which Mr. Martin was talking about when he said They “needed to change the way they delivered services”. The main point Mr. Martin illustrated¬† was to change with the times and economy, become pro-active and actually work on the things that will help Clinton thrive or at least survive.

Thank you Mr. Martin, you have my support and my thanks for being OUR advocate. Please keep up the good work, if you need any help or information I’m here to help.