Time for a
By Bill Powers
As many of us have
watched the actions of Murrysville's council over the past several years
I think a majority of the residents would agree it is time for a change.
One of the most
significant issues facing the current council is the lack of leadership
and cohesiveness among its members. This became even more evident in the
last council meeting when a Murrysville resident spoke out on this very
issue. Apparently an email, written by our current council president,
was recently sent to several members of the Municipal government
campaigning support for only two of the three council incumbents seeking
re-election. Not only was this in violation of our Home Rule Charter it
is clear evidence just how fractured our current council is.
Being the "Voice
There are a lot of
changes happening in Murrysville. With all of the growth and development
occurring today and into the future, the people of Murrysville need to
know that their voice is being heard. The residence should be the ones
who decide the future of our town and they deserve a council who listens
to the people and acts in the best interest of the entire community.
between council and the public is key for success. Residents need to
believe that council members will all work together towards solving the
difficult problems our community is facing. Over the past two years the
difficult issues before council has torn our community apart. We can no
longer continue this way.
Time to Work
With the Primary
election only days away we have a golden window of opportunity to make a
positive change within our council government. Four council candidates
clearly stand out with the leadership skills needed to bring our council
back to one functioning group.
David Perry has 19
years experience as an environmental geologist and litigation and is
also a board member of the Franklin Township Municipal Sanitary
Authority (FTMSA). Jeffery Kepler, a mechanical engineering and program
manager for one of the largest companies in our area has problems
solving, management, and conflict resolutions skills. Ron Summerhill, a
member on the municipality's Finance Committee has the financial and
budgeting skills needed. Joan Kearns has 11 years of council experience
and an in-depth understanding of the Municipal ordinances.
like-minded individual each have valuable and distinct skills our
community is in need of. I urge you to vote for Perry, Kepler,
Summerhill, and Kearns in the Murrysville council election on Nov 3rd.