Race For Board Spot In Pierpont
Two candidates are vying for one position on the Pierpont Board of Trustees in an election set for Tuesday. The election had originally
The election had originally been set for April 14 but was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Steve Cameron and Wayne Schmidt are running for a three-year position previously held by Nicole Bertsch who did not file for re-election.
The two candidates were asked to respond to questions from The Britton Journal and Langford Bugle and their answers follow.
Background information. Cameron: My wife, Cheryl, teaches at Langford Area School. I have one daughter who lives and works in Portland, OR. I graduated from Langford in 1972 and am a retired mail carrier.
Schmidt: Single, age 75, educated, active.
What is your reason for running for the board?
Cameron: I have a strong interest in local government and as a life-long resident I will have the best interests of Pierpont in my decisions ads a board member. I also have 14 years of board experience as the clerk of Union Township.
Schmidt: To force an election for trustee.
What do you feel is the biggest challenge facing Pierpont, and how do you think the city should deal with that challenge?
Cameron: To get our sewer project and water meter meter project completed this year. We also have street and drainage issues that need to be addressed.
Schmidt: Change social distancing.
Aside from the biggest challenge facing Pierpont, what would be your next priority for the city and how would you address it?
Cameron: Pierpont needs an increase in business places and population to increase sales tax revenues. This will require a plan by the entire board.
Schmidt: Educating residents that they have a voice to control the town board.
What do you think is Pierpont’s biggest asset and how can it be used to the town’s advantage?
Cameron: Pierpont has a very nice park and concession stand in town. Pierpont also has Pierpont Lake which can be used for camping and fishing. These assets need to be promoted for tourism.
Schmidt: The people, residents, voters.