On Nov. 2, I encourage Bethel voters to re-elect Chairman Bob Manfreda, Vice Chairman Robert Palmer, and board members Dalene Foster and Karen Foster (no relation) to the Board of Finance.
This team of candidates has brought results and saved Bethel taxpayers money. They have reduced Bethel’s reliance on expensive short-term “credit card” debt and saved the town hundreds of thousands of dollars in interest payments. They are now saving money — instead of borrowing it at high rates — for important recurring capital needs such as fire equipment, police cars, and snowplows. They secured the lowest interest rates in Connecticut for infrastructure projects such as the Johnson and Rockwell School renovations.