I challenge residents to be involved in town activities
To the Editor:
With the Independence Primary behind us, I’d like to express my gratitude for all the support and the votes. Without a doubt, the best part of the last several weeks has been meeting Knox residents.
I have met some of the nicest people, whom I would not have otherwise and for that I am most grateful. I look forward to meeting more community members over the next two months, as well as being a positive part of Knox’s future.
While roaming around town, I have learned what is important to our residents — basic services (milk and eggs, gas, postal services), services for the elderly, upgrades to our parks, laws that make sense and are actually enforceable, opportunity for growth of businesses, and open-mindedness and communication when it comes to what is best for the town.
I’ve been passing out a copy of the town’s survey — an effort to collect feedback from residents as the board begins rewriting the town’s comprehensive plan. Also, I’m collecting signatures to encourage a convenience store/gas station to set up shop in Knox and the response has been overwhelming.
In addition, folks are signing up for a community newsletter and encouraging my plans for a new, updated website.
Creating more of a community feel in our little town takes the participation from everyone, so in an effort to get the ball rolling, I challenge residents to become more active and involved in town activities.
Next Tuesday, Sept. 17, there are two public hearings at 7 and 8 pm. These public hearings will address the creation of a business district and defining senior housing in Knox. This is the residents’ opportunity to let the town board know their opinions on changes that are being proposed.
Don’t let the town board make another decision without hearing from you!
Being involved in your town should not be a negative experience. So, if you’re truly tired of the status quo, let’s change it together!
Candidate for Knox town supervisor
Editor’s note: See related story.