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Dawn Niles

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Party: Democrat, WFP

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Why are you running for this office?
Windham Town Council
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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)?
our identity. I have been working hard for the past year in making sure that Windham becomes a leader in our area on topics effecting us local and nationally.
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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?
We have worked hard on keeping our local budget (minus education) low, we will be able to sustain this as long as it does not continue into next year.
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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?
Yes indeed. There has been talk of the restaurant tax which is minimal and would be beneficial to our tax base.
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Are you in favor of regionalizing more services in conjunction with other nearby communities? If so, which ones?
Yes. We have already reached out with our tax collecting to other towns as well as our assessment office and IT....At least one town has joined on.
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Should your school district get the same amount of education funding from the state if your district's enrollment is dropping?
We have a priority school and need the funding to move us forward.
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What's one thing most people don't know about you?
I am someone who will fight for you and your issue if you can make a case that it is right to me.