On Oct. 14, Jeff Jardine wrote a piece on "North Western Avenue, in Dodge-the-potholes City" (Page B-1) about a major improvement project in Waterford.
This paving project is the direct result of the hard work of City Administrator Chuck Deschanes. For decades, Waterford had not had the funds to make safe streets a priority.
The input to the article highlights exactly what is broken in our small town. The elected mayor chooses to attack people rather that attack problems.
In the productive world, forward-thinking leaders encourage people rather than use blame for political gain. Waterford has plenty of opportunities (problems) that deserve combined best thinking, not shallow badgering.
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The complex paving project has numerous suppliers and utilities involved. Concerned residents of North Western Avenue have voiced their concerns and the city engineer and city administrator have done their level best to explain and minimize discomfort.
The mayor's comment, "My section is worse now than it was," paints an unfair picture of a demolition project. At some point, tearing down is replaced by building up.
It's time Waterford stakeholders put drama in their collective rearview mirror and use problem-solving techniques to nurture Waterford to its full potential.
members, Waterford City Council