Dear Select Board:
I am concerned that the issues currently facing Heath and its future are being focused on the former school property at 18 Jacobs Road. By focusing solely on the question of 18 Jacobs Road instead of looking at the whole picture of Heath's dysfunction will not solve Heath's problems. Better to follow the Facilities Task Force lead and put 18 Jacobs Road where it belongs: as just one part of the larger picture of how best to control expenditures and manage town resources to meet our needs.
A wise British parliamentarian many years ago said that the one who frames the issue controls the outcome, or words to that effect. Focusing solely on 18 Jacobs Road without considering the problems facing all our town properties is not the solution.
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I support the Select Board in exercising its elected authority, mandate, and power to consider the facts and act as necessary for the good of all of us in Heath and not just those who speak loudest.
Margaret H. Freeman