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Opinion

November 4, 2013

Continue progress in Davenport|

Election season is a good time to review town accomplishments and goals. The past few years, town budgets had to deal with the realities of the economic downturn. Revenue expectations needed to be lowered and community services have to reply more on taxes. This was accomplished by delaying some projects and managing more-efficient departments. Due to the effort from elected officials and town employees, the budgets were put into balance while staying below the 2 percent tax cap. We paid off equipment loans and refused to borrow against the future.

We are now making very good progress on some needed projects. The transfer station addition is near complete and under budget. The water district is in the final planning stages and will be completed soon and under budget. A salt shed and town hall siding program are being planned and scheduled. All these projects are being accomplishments with money on-hand. Careful savings and planning made this possible.

I thank my fellow town of Davenport workers for a job well-done. It will be a pleasure to preside over the completion of these programs.

I am asking the Davenport voters for support on Election Day and promise to continue good, conservative money management.

Dennis Valente

Davenport

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