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Ralph Zahner

Running for Town Council

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Party: Democrat

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Age: 71

Marital Status: Married 48 yrs

Current Residence: Vernon

Current Job: Retired

Previous Job: Town Land Surveyor, Vernon

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Why are you running for this office?
To better the town and work to have open governmentfiscal
What is the most pressing local issue facing your community and how would you solve it (within the capacity of the office for which you are running)?
Fiscal responsibility, clean up long standing blight, open to public all spending and source of payment, take all legal steps to immediately clean up unsightly areas, work with school board to upgrade our schools
With the state's ongoing budget crisis looming over the election, what are your plans for your community's budget? Is there anything you can do make your town less dependent on revenue from the state?
Yes, take care of all town necessities and use state moneys for other town needs not at this
The legislature has been debating various ideas to allow towns to raise revenue locally through something other than property taxes. If you could ease your residents' property tax burden by adding another method of taxation, is there anything you might consider for your town?
Not at this time with my knowledge
Are you in favor of regionalizing more services in conjunction with other nearby communities? If so, which ones?
Yes, but this must be carefully examinedno
Should your school district get the same amount of education funding from the state if your district's enrollment is dropping?
What's one thing most people don't know about you?
Not knowing the amount of knowledge I have of the town having lived here and in the area as well as worked locally, living through the Rockville and Town of Vernon changes.