Since my victory at the Republican primary, I have been spending considerable time going door to door. I find that residents continue to be outraged on the tax increase and the medical insurance buy-out, which I promise I will refuse. I have not heard from my opponent with a similar pledge.
Residents are hurting financially. On my school bus route, parent after parent approach me with the statement “Mr. Miller, I’m afraid I may have to move because the taxes are killing us”.
The most recent outrage of residents is the new Town Hall program. This really sends them off. A new $2.5 million dollar town Hall is hard to swallow, and they cannot understand why Mr. McMahon or the Board of Selectman have not put this on hold.
I also find residents approve of my planned closing of the tax collector’s office every Monday, closing later on Thursday evenings and opening a few scheduled hours on specific Saturdays. Residents appreciate this attention to their needs, and I am confident the town hall team will eventually agree.
Mr. Romero, I need to ask for your help. You have certainly read my opponent’s August 17th letter stating her dismissal of the idea of changing the tax collector’s office hours. She clearly has no intention of going the extra mile in making town hall more helpful for the people of Killingworth, and in fact she has no intention of even going the extra yard. Many people have personally told me this is what they wanted, and it is our obligation as elected officials to help the people however possible.
Mr. Romero, will you endorse my plan to change the tax collector’s office hours? This is an issue that is larger than either of us.