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It’s a mystery

H. Motes, I am highly encouraged that you took the time to review the new select board’s very first meeting on local public access TV. One of the components of both Scott’s campaign and mine was to increase community involvement. The only problem was the result of my efforts to reach out to you after your letter was published. I tried to find your telephone number – not listed. I tried to find your property tax records – I couldn’t find them either. I tried to find your voter registration records – couldn’t find them either. For your information, criticizing public officials when you don’t vote is bad form. Am I missing something? You claim to have been in town for more than a dozen years, yet I can’t find anybody that knows you. Are you real or a scaredy-cat hiding behind a pen name? Oh, the intrigue.

Paul, Bill, Logan, Scott and I volunteer our time every other Monday at 7 p.m. in the town offices in an effort to constructively conduct the town’s business. I invite you to attend some of our meetings. Perhaps it will improve your comprehension and understanding of who we are and what the positions we’re formulating based on voter input are.

I am guessing your DVR must have been broken the night of the candidates’ forum. Otherwise, you would have been aware of the project I wish to begin “discussion” on and you mischaracterized in your letter last week. This project will require at least 20 years of planning, is extremely important to public safety, would be incorporated in the town’s emergency plan and will most likely be state or federally funded. Your comments suggest that you are maybe a civil engineer… that’s great. You can donate your time to the project and help save the town money.

I look forward to meeting you and hearing your constructive input, so that I can better represent you. Unless of course your goal is to simply be divisive. In which case, I cannot represent you, because it would mean you are afraid to share your opinions in a public forum or you are afraid to show your face in front of those at whom you throw stones.


Pierson lives in Waitsfield and he is member of the Waitsfield Select Board.





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