Vigeant on Reasons for Running and City Goals
Mayor Arthur Vigeant told Patch that he wants to keep the city moving in a positive direction if he is elected to a second term.
Arthur Vigeant says he wants to continue building on the businesses in the community and improving the schools if he is elected to a second term in office.
"First of all I love doing the job. I am having a real good time and things are going well," said Mayor Vigeant of his first term as mayor following nearly two decades in local politics.
There has been good progress made in the city in the last year with large businesses moving in to the city, he said. However, work needs to continue to support those businesses and smaller businesses in order to stabilize residential tax rates.
The schools will also be a focus if he is elected to a second term, said Mayor Vigeant.
"We need to continue working with the schools and have a new superintendent starting and I really look forward to continuing the progress we have made with the school system," he said explaining that a new lower school building will be necessary. “Eventually we are going to have to be talking about a new school.”
The mayor pointed out that many of the projects that have been proposed, such as a new senior center must be seen through to completion.
“We have to actually put shovels in the ground," said Mayor Vigeant.
No one else has pulled papers to run for mayor. The mayor said he plans to begin campaigning in April.