Norm Hills is the best candidate for selectman

May 06, 2017

To the Editor:

We support Norm Hills for Selectman because of his thoughtful contributions to the town committees he has served and his willingness to work for the town. In recognition of his service and his cooperative approach he has often been voted chair or secretary of the committees he has served. Time and again Norm has volunteered to work for Marion, whether on the Planning Board, the Conservation Commission, the Energy Management Committee, or Capital Improvements Planning Committee.

Whether it’s a single-handed effort to save critical town records, or fighting for the Solar Bylaw, or contributing hours to the renovation of the former VFW building, or organizing the effort to produce our new Master Plan, Norm has been right there for Marion.

No other candidate is as well prepared to choose the most cost effective solution for our wastewater treatment plant, to address the costly leaks in our sanitary sewers, to fight for the regular maintenance of our town buildings and infrastructure, and to confront the town’s serious budget challenges. We urge Marion voters to get to the polls on May 12 and elect Norm Hills.


Tinker and Bill Saltonstall


Comments (1)
Posted by: Ted North | May 07, 2017 12:21

Four “yes” or “no” questions for all the candidates: (1) should the location of the new town house be decided by the Selectmen and a small group of special interests or by the voters? (2) is it important for the Selectmen to listen to and be responsive to the will of the voters in making decisions and in setting priorities? (3) is it good fiscal management to proceed to renovate the Town House even if it may be possible to save $2 - $4 million building new at the VFW site?  (4) should solving the water infiltration issues with the sewer system and the EPA permitting issues with the waste treatment facility take priority over the Town House project?  John Waterman

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