VOTERS' GUIDE 2010
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Howard Lake Mayor
Richard Lammers has filed for the position of mayor in Howard Lake.
Why are you running for office?
I have been mayor for the last four years, and have enjoyed serving the citizens of this city.
I feel we are on the best course possible at building and maintaining a strong community. I would like to continue serving as mayor to ensure this.
What do you think are two major issues at this time, and what do you propose to do about them?
The first issue, without a doubt, would be the city municipal liquor store.
I feel that this business needs to be addressed in a number of ways. The Liquor Committee meets monthly to discuss ways of improving sales, but the big issue at hand is the yearly bond payment.
I, like a lot of citizens, feel if we can ride out the bad times, we can turn the business around and make money as we had done in the past.
We have held the required public hearings per state statute, and hear input from our citizens.
I strongly feel, if we were to lose our liquor store, this would strongly affect all of our businesses, like losing any business in our community.
The second issue is a senior citizen’s assisted living complex.
The city is working hard to bring this want and desire to the community. We are currently working with the Good Samaritan and a private development group and hope to see building of this facility next spring.
Why should you be elected?
I am committed to this community, and I listen to the concerns and issues of the residents. I feel that I am approachable, and open to sound and viable suggestion.
I also feel that with the continued support of the community, I can effectively carry on my duties as mayor.
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