5 Point Plan – Fight Blight

The fifth part of my 5-Point Plan is to fight blight and continue to build a great community. Keeping our community moving forward requires that we invest in the Town’s infrastructure which means our roads, sidewalks, water and sewer systems, and parks. This is a matter that needs attention year after year to ensure we do not let our assets deteriorate. In addition, as traffic increases in Town from construction on I-91 and the MGM casino, we’ll need to manage safety through the development of …

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5 Point Plan – Economic Development

The fourth part of my 5-Point Plan is to kickstart development along our business corridors. We need to attract more businesses into our community to expand our tax footprint minimizing the burden on everyone; residents and businesses. West Side is lucky to have business corridors laid out along the outskirts of the community at the intersection of two major interstate highways. Taking advantage of our location requires a look at our zoning, how we communicate with the community, and how we market the benefits of …

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5 Point Plan – Quality Education

The third part of my 5-Point Plan is to invest in our schools and drive for improved performance. We all want the children of West Side, our children, to have the best opportunity to succeed. The foundation of that success is built through a quality education that challenges every student while providing them with the tools to build their own future. Continuous improvement means ensuring teachers are able to spend their time teaching their students instead of completing paperwork for State or Federal agencies. It …

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5 Point Plan – Safe Community

We all want to live and work in a safe community. The second part of my 5-Point Plan addresses the steps necessary to get there. Substance abuse problems have become a serious and unaddressed issue throughout the Commonwealth. Our town has lost more than 11 people over the past two years to opioid overdoses and the state has lost over 1,265 others. Although reducing illicit drug use is the primary goal, we also need to put more feet on the street, improve the lighting along …

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5 Point Plan – Approachable, Accessible, & Accountable

The first part of my 5-Point Plan is to maintain an Approachable, Accessible and Accountable Administration. I believe we need to listen to residents and business owners, and make it easy to get things done! One of my first priorities will be to consolidate and review all of the rules, regulations and policies in Town. We will create a “play book” and a repeatable process for people to follow, and drive out inefficiencies to save money. We will hold ourselves accountable to do what’s right as …

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