Dayton town supervisor defends annual meeting vote
Last week’s article on the location of the special electors’ meeting in Dayton on June 8 requires some corrections of facts and implications made by Jim Peglow. As a supervisor on the Dayton Town Board, I feel responsible for making these clear.
The terms of the present clerk and treasurer determined in the last election are not changed. They run until April 2017. No one is trying to take them out of legitimately elected office. If the vote is reversed, the next time for candidates to run is April 2017, and no one has been guaranteed to win any office.
It is very true that the vote at the annual meeting was not discussed at previous board meetings because the board had nothing to do with bringing up the vote on April 19. Any elector can bring up issues at the annual meeting. Every elector has a responsibility to come to the annual meeting, not just when they think something may come up that they would like to vote on.
It is sad to see dissension when so many citizens are working hard to bring about positive things in the township visible at well-attended and participatory meetings, a well-used website, and through actions of various committees on trails, history, and Little Hope restoration. We also are blessed with a well functioning board who take their responsibilities very seriously and work well together.
I applaud all the folks who have volunteered and continue their offers of help. I, personally, have worked on getting more women and more variety of residents involved at all levels. I would like to be contacted if any person is interested in participating. Our website is www.town-dayton.com.
There are many pros and cons to the vote that will come up on June 8. Discussion is healthy. Assumptions and false accusations are not. Please exercise your right to be involved in local government. Let’s make Dayton a place we want to call home.
Dayton Town Supervisor