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Remember rudeness at election time

Dear Editor,On Feb. 12, the Carbondale Town Board met to vote on the ordinances submitted by the Mountain Folks in January 2001. The Planning & Zoning Commission had worked hard for nine months on these ordinances and passed them by a vote of 5-2, and by 4-3 to retain the caps. Those nine months were full of discussion, arguments and compromise. As a result of all of this public debate, a new political action group, Committee for Economic Sensibility, formed, which I was glad to see as it meant that more people were engaged. Debate was heated but both sides were beginning to listen to each other and there seemed to be, in my opinion, less “us and them” and more “What’s really best for Carbondale?”However, Trustee Montoya and Mayor Vanderhurst violated that spirit by rudely and arrogantly shutting up and slandering Bob Schultz, then pretending to thank Schultz and the Mountain Folks for all their hard work. Anyone who has watched Trustee Montoya in action is not surprised by his mean-spirited behavior, but I did not expect it from our mayor as well. I believe that everyone in the room was shocked and offended.The town election is April 2.Ro MeadCarbondale


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