Citizens should vote
What are your plans between the hours of 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 2? Work? A trip to the mall? A movie, perhaps?
If you’re a resident of Spaniard’s Bay-Tilton, and you’re of voting age, why not exercise your democratic privilege and cast a vote in the municipal byelection.
If past elections are an indicator, voter turnout is not expected to be high. But these are interesting times in Spaniard’s Bay-Tilton, and it might be worthwhile to have some say in who will fill the seat on council that was vacated with the resignation this summer of Calvin Noseworthy.
There will be four names on the ballot, all of whom we r e unsuccesful in the September 2009 general election. They areMose Anthony, Chris Barrett , Tony Dominix and Mary J. Mesh.
We tip our hat to them for stepping forward in a bid to help guide the direction of their town at this important period in its history, and we suggest that citizens do the same by visiting a polling station on Nov. 2.
There’s been plenty of hype about the proposed new industrial park that is in the works for Tilton, and if it becomes a reality, it could very well change the town’s landscape, in every sense of the word. We’re talking hundreds of jobs, millions in investment and lucrative commercial taxes.
The citizens of Spaniard’s Bay-Tilton deserve a competent council to ensure this and other proposed developments proceed in an orderly and businesslike manner, and the Nov. 2 byelection is another opportunity to make sure this happens.
In case you didn’t know, here’s where you can vote —at the recreation centre for residents of Spaniard’s Bay, and at All Saints Church for residents of Big Pond Road, Tilton and Gullies.
It only takes a moment.