To the Valley News:
This letter is in support of Margaret Bartley for the Elizabethtown Town Supervisor position.
If Margaret is about anything, she is about open and transparent government, getting information out, and encouraging public participation. Four years ago she purchased a camera at her own expense and began taping the monthly town board meetings. Many of us who are unable to attend these meetings now have the opportunity to watch them on the access channel every Friday in the comfort of our homes. As if that wasn't enough, she began writing a summary of the town board meetings and has them inserted in the Valley News every month and, again, she provides this service at her own expense.
If elected, Margaret would open the Town Hall Monday through Friday (currently it is open only Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday), publish a monthly newsletter and calendar, continue to tape the Town Board meetings and create a professional, useful and attractive town website.
Margaret's energy and enthusiasm inspires those around here. She will encourage a cooperative, working relationship between the Town Board and the organizations and groups that serve our town and its people. She will work tirelessly for all of us at both the Town and County levels.
I urge you to cast your vote for Margaret Bartley on November 8th.
Beki Maurello-Pushee, Elizabethtown