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Ron Beaty, Candidate for West Barnstable Water Commissioner Advocates for Community Engagement & Education!

Beaty is a candidate for the West Barnstable Fire District, Board of Water Commissioners. Please vote on April 24th, from 5:00 to 7:00 PM.

As a candidate for the West Barnstable Fire District, Board of Water Commissioners, I am of the mindset that the WBFD Board of Water Commissioners should start to serve as an active local public forum for the purpose of public education and community engagement concerning local water quality issues specifically, and wastewater policy matters in general. Anyone who claims that no water quality issues presently exist in the West Barnstable area is either engaging in wishful thinking or is simply not being completely honest. Most, if not all of the area suffers from excessive amounts of Iron in the local well water, with some areas being challenged by copper and acidity issues.  

Right now NOTHING is going on in West Barnstable to address the previously mentioned issues, and there really should be. As a result of pressure exerted by me, the current Board of Water Commissioners has held its first meeting in countless years. I understand that some people in West Barnstable might think that I would represent a change to the status quo if I were to succeed in being elected. At this stage of things, that is true, I would be a change in that I advocate for public education and community engagement regarding issues related to West Barnstable water quality and planning for the future. Sitting around and doing absolutely NOTHING like the present and past boards have done for years is simply an option that West Barnstable residents can no longer afford... 

What is I have outlined is not asking too much and certainly bears consideration by all parties concerned. It will not raise anybody's taxes, and will only have the result of us all learning something more about the topics in question. As for experience, in addition to an extensive formal education, I can also at least say that I worked quite expansively and successfully last year to prevent the County from continuing to pursue an "MWRA-style Cape-wide Sewer & Taxing Authority." Please vote on Wednesday, April 24th between the hours of 5:00 to 7:00 PM at the West Barnstable Community Building located on Route 149.

 

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RON BEATY April 16, 2013 at 02:13 AM
Vote on Wednesday, April 24th, 5:00-7:00 PM...Ron Beaty for WBFD Board of Water Commissioners!
Nancy Palmer-White April 17, 2013 at 11:52 AM
West Barnstable has water commissioners? Why?
RON BEATY April 17, 2013 at 12:28 PM
"YES!" WB has water commissioners!
Nancy Palmer-White April 17, 2013 at 12:40 PM
WBFD Election is 5:00-7:00 PM, 04/24/2013???
RON BEATY April 18, 2013 at 01:07 AM
Yes, Water Commissioner Election = 04/24/2013, 5:00-7:00 PM.
Nancy Palmer-White April 18, 2013 at 04:06 PM
When do the Board of Water Commissioners meet next?
RON BEATY April 18, 2013 at 09:10 PM
Water Commissioners "should" meet monthly...but don't...
Nancy Palmer-White April 19, 2013 at 10:28 AM
VOTE on Wednesday, 04/24/2013, 5-7 PM?
RON BEATY April 19, 2013 at 09:21 PM
"Yes"...VOTE on Wednesday, 04/24/2013, 5-7 PM.
RON BEATY April 20, 2013 at 01:17 PM
Voice support for DFA endorsement of my candidacy for West Barnstable Water Commissioner... at: http://www.democracyforamerica.com/campaigns/2863-ron-beaty-for-west-barnstable-water-commissioner
RON BEATY April 22, 2013 at 01:23 PM
VOTE on Wednesday! Only 2 days to go!
Nancy Palmer-White April 22, 2013 at 04:26 PM
You said voting is from 5-7 PM on 04/24/13?
Chanda Beaty April 22, 2013 at 11:42 PM
West Barnstable Water Commissioner Election Is Crucial... http://barnstable-hyannis.patch.com/blog_posts/west-barnstable-water-commissioner-election-is-more-crucial-than-many-people-realize

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