May 7, 2012, Board of Selectman Election Reflection
Prior to the May 7th election candidate Robert Miller distributed campaign flyers citing that as selectman for Webster he would be, “A voice for the people not against the people,”
further citing that he would be, “Your voice without the fees.” Within the flyer he also accused then-selectman Walter “Dan” Ricci of questionable voting practices, including “Voting to increase fees at Memorial Beach, higher fees for Webster businesses, and increasing taxes year after year.”
As I reflect on these statements made by Mr Miller, I cannot help note multiple contradictions between his words and his actions since that time. For example, on June 4, 2012, he seconded the motion to shift debt from the sewer enterprise account to residents and business property owners of Webster. This debt shift becomes a tax on all residents, from our youngest citizens to our senior citizens.
Additionally, at the July 9, 2012, board meeting, Mr. Miller brought to the table his desire to amend the present Memorial Beach fee structure to include charging our Webster residents a fee for those who choose to walk into our beach.
On April 18, 2012, candidate Robert Miller was quoted in the Patriot Newspaper saying “The thing is, you don’t lie to people. I’m a firm believer in telling the truth. I got in trouble for that a few times…" Like this article, Mr Miller’s pattern of behaviour is merely a reflection of past practices he vowed to correct during his campaign.
Perhaps Mr Miller has changed his package, but not his contents.
Concerned Webster Resident
- Saturday, 14 July 2012
- Posted in Categories: : Your Letters