Wallingford residents live in a large town, with a small-town feel. We can safely walk through our New England downtown at night to enjoy a restaurant, or we can stroll through our neighborhoods in the evenings, all with a feeling of safety and security. We can send our children to strong and safe public schools. We enjoy reliable, inexpensive utilities. All of these benefits of living in Wallingford come at an affordable mill rate.
However, we will potentially face some “big ticket” items in the next couple of years: possible upgrades/consolidations to our schools (upwards of $100 million), a possible overhaul of Community Pool (approximately $7 million +), and a new police station ($28 million +). I have listened to your concerns about all of these projects, and I have not been afraid to question when I think money is being spent carelessly. My main focus as a Town Councilor is to act as a steward of your hard-earned money.
I work to balance the needs of the community with what we can afford. I will continue to work for and with you, to ensure that our town services continue and improve, but also remain affordable.