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Sunday, October 8, 2017
WHO IS LOOK OUT FOR LISBON’S TAXPAYERS?
After reviewing our latest Town Council meeting, I am
wondering who is looking out for the taxpayers and our money.Back on September 19, 2017, the Council
approved a ¾ vehicle for the Sewer Department in the amount of $25,843.00.Now on October 3, 2017, the Council approved
another ¾ ton vehicle for Public Works Department in the amount of $16,159.00
tax dollars.I would appear that Mr.
Leighton can get whatever he wants with our tax dollars.These
two vehicles were NOT budgeted previously, go figure.
Apparently Mr. Leighton needs larger vehicles in order
to transport his golf clubs instead of protecting our citizens.I am so tired of Mr. Leighton wasting our tax
dollars on more “toys for the boys” instead of looking out for the safety of
the people.Look below:
These are pictures of the signs along the Route 196 corridor.As you can see most of them cannot be
read.How is our Police Department going
to enforce the “No Parking” when no one can read the signs?These signs were put in as part of a safety
initiative.Apparently, there is no
longer a safety issue along the Route 196 corridor.These weather beaten signs run
pretty close to the full length of Route 196; some are readable but the
majority is NOT.
The money Mr. Leighton wastes on vehicles could be
spent to replace these signs.Where are
Mayor Fern LaRochelle and the Route 196 Committee, or Tracy Steuber, Economy
Community Director, or Mr. Ross Cunningham, from Positive Change Lisbon?Each of these individuals claims to be trying
to improve the community.The Route 196 corridor is heavily travelled
daily; so these signs are seen by many.What impression does one get after
reviewing these signs?Does it reflect
how the community takes care of its citizens or that they do not care?
Manager, Diane Barnes, and the Town Council approve anything Mr. Ryan Leighton
puts before them.No one bother to check for sure they are
needed but why two vehicles?The
vehicles purchased before were from the State Actions for considerable less and
served this community very well.All of
a sudden that option is no longer available.Mr. Ryan Leighton is the largest BS artist in this town, now that Chief
Brooks has left.
Town Council needs to review all purchases closer and look for other options
before spending our tax dollars; instead of taking the Town Manager and Ryan