The below letter was written by Burrillville Town Council President Don Fox.
Excitement, as well as a chill, is in the air!!
The campaign season is winding down and there seems to be a definite shift to commonsense candidates for public office here in Burrillville and across the country. Momentum is building and I have been proud and happy to be part of it here in Burrillville.
With the elections over, I hope to continue to be part of an important project in our town. The Field Committee for the proposed artificial turf field complex at Burrillville High School has started its work. I am excited to have been elected chair of this committee, which is made up of enthusiastic and smart people who want to see a world class athletic complex finally built here in Burrillville. It will complement our well-run Levy Hockey Rink. The complex will create a generational change in how our local athletes are able to compete in football, boys and girls soccer, boys and girls lacrosse and field hockey. It will see new tennis courts built and hopefully a field house for our high school athletes. This complex will have a ripple effect on other fields throughout our town and will require changes to the larger recreational plans of the town.
The other important project for me to find a new town manager in a few years. Our current town manager has given Burrillville nearly 30 years of excellent financial stewardship through a myriad of Town Councils. Our current Town Council and hopefully those of the future have worked hard to control taxes and still provide good schools and sound municipal service for our residents. We will eventually need a new Town Manager that shares the same passion for careful use of our tax dollars, and I want to be part of the selection process to find him or her.
I have been proud to serve for the past eight years on a Town Council that not only listens to residents, but actively works on problems brought before it. We have been proactive and vocal in protecting the rights of our residents. We worked incredibly hard to guide Burrillville through the whirlwind of the Covid pandemic. We are currently focused on how best to spend the ARPA money that has been granted to us from the federal government. The work we have done for eight years was done in good, bi-partisan fashion. We have never let a party affiliation stop us from working together for the good of Burrillville and that makes me proud.
I have voted for, endorsed, and supported both Republicans and Democrats for Burrillville Town Council in the past. The person is more important than then party at this level of government. This year, I am enthusiastically endorsing fellow candidates for Town Council – Steve Rawson, Dennis Anderson, and David Houle. I am asking those who support me to please support these three gentlemen. There is some important work to be done over the next four years in our town and I am eager to serve out my final term of service with each of them.
Thank you for your time, for your support and hopefully for your vote.