We have just come off of an election season in Southington that gave the Republican party a strong approval rating for all of the work and initiatives that we have completed over the last several years. I would like to thank the voters of Southington for the strong support that they showed us on Election Day and assure them that we will continue to do great things for the citizens of this incredible community.
We will continue to focus on energy savings initiatives such as solar power and cost saving equipment upgrades for our mechanical systems. We have engaged a commodities manager to oversee our purchases of gas, electric, oil and fuel in keeping with our tradition of massive cost reduction on all energy fronts.
The voters gave a strong thumbs up for land preservation and the Republican team will continue to have that on our front burner for the next two years. We currently have land savings initiatives in progress and will unveil them at the appropriate time. Our residents have grown to appreciate what the town has done to preserve some of the character farms and woodlands across all areas within our borders. Open space is not just about the land, but it is also about quality of life.
On the economic development front, this team will continue to support any and all efforts to fill our industrial and commercial spaces with quality industry and jobs. We have seen unprecedented growth in our existing professional office complexes and are currently working with other corporations who see Southington as a strategic location to grow their networks.
Schools and economic development go hand in hand which is why, here in Southington, Republicans continue to put our school system at the top of our high priority list. We believe that great schools create a great community and make people and companies want to move here. It is all about balanced growth and tax structure. We believe that with our attractive schools, we can generate new tax revenue from business and industry that will allow us to relieve the burden on our seniors and homeowners.
I am excited to be working with an incredible team of highly qualified individuals both on the elected and staff side of our local government. We have had great progress over the last several years and we will all be working together for the foreseeable future to continue that progress. Thank you for being a part of it!
Town Council Chairman