I thank every person who voted for me to join the Gage County Board of Supervisors. Each vote was an honor; a reflection of trust I deeply appreciate. I don't doubt that Mr. Hill feels the same appreciation for the votes he received.
I ran for the board with the hope I could encourage re-opening county roads that have been closed since the middle 1970s, establishing a storage facility for salt and sand in Wymore, purchasing a sander and two rubber-tired rollers for armor-coating our roads, reducing the board to four members, and creating a training program for road-grader operators. Developing a solid, self-draining, gravel roadbed requires more than scraping the top from one side to the other.
My failure to receive a majority of votes cast does not lessen the merit of these ideas. I hope the board will consider them carefully in the near future so that Gage County can receive the savings they would provide.
During the campaign, people knew I was a candidate and told me of concerns about the Beatrice School Board's apparent determination to build a single elementary school on the 94 acres they purchased without notice or approval of district property owners. Real estate tax revenue, especially from farmland owners, pay most of the cost of the expensive “barn” which was proposed for the small children to be held in a crowd, away from parents. There were also reports circulated of Southern students being transported to Fairbury for school at a staggering expense.
Robert Dorn, Wymore