Letter: Establish Priorities and Pursue those with Vigor, says Selectman Chris Kerr

We have spent a lot of time in Old Lyme discussing many big, important and impacting initiatives:  Large plans for Halls Road privately-owned businesses, apartments at I-95 and Route 156 intersection, sewers at Soundview, and merging police with East Lyme, among other issues. 

I am asking for your vote November 5th to bring back honest discussion at the start of town initiatives.

I strongly support:

  1. Halls Road improvements that can get done soon:  sidewalks, crosswalks, planted traffic islands, improved sign guidelines and accommodating zoning.  I do NOT believe the government should act as a master developer of land they do not own or control. 

  2. Keeping our police force under Old Lyme control.

  3. Real economic development along the shoreline RT. 156.

  4. Re-establishing our position as a sewer-avoidance community.

  5. Bringing long-waiting projects quickly to completion, including Sound View sewers which are going on six years and the renovation of Hains Park bathrooms which is pushing four years.

  6. Needed improvements at the senior center.

As a town, we need to hit the pause button, re-group and listen to the community to establish priorities and then pursue THOSE items with vigor. 

Please support myself, Tim Griswold and all of Row B on November 5.

Christopher W. Kerr

Selectman and candidate for Selectman

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