Hi, I’m Ty Waterman, and I want to thank you for supporting me for Attleboro City Councilor At-Large. Serving residents across our fair city has been my pleasure, and I humbly ask for your support for another two-year term.
This has been a tough year for many of us, as we have all been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. Finally, we are beginning to see the sun poke out from behind the clouds. Residents are being vaccinated, local businesses look forward to recovery, even the high school basketball teams are playing – and winning! Our wonderful library is getting a new roof, windows, and HVAC system, and homes are being built all over our city. The new high school is taking shape and the roofs at Wamsutta and Brennan Middle Schools are fixed. Thanks to the advocacy of myself and Councilor Richard Conti, Hyman Fine & Hill Roberts will be getting brand new wooden gym floors. I worked on this project for two years and the Council finally approved a loan last fall to replace the unsafe and overused gym floors at these schools.
I am now in my third year as the City Council’s chair of the Personnel, Veteran’s, and Human Services Committee. I have had the pleasure of introducing dozens of citizens to the Council who are interested in serving positions on the city’s many boards, councils, and commissions. Our city is humming because people like you enjoy serving and lending your expertise. I have added “Veterans” to the scope of my committee and look forward to continuing to work with our terrific new Veteran’s agent, Ben Quelle.
My primary goals include prioritizing funding for our first responders, including approving funding for a new traffic control unit within our police department. We also need to purchase permanent speed humps for neighborhoods that need to slow down traffic. We all deserve to live in safe communities.
I have supported several environmental reforms to be implemented over the next year, including banning plastic straws and Styrofoam containers, reducing waste, purchasing new downtown trash barrels, protecting bees, and more to come. Our environment is precious and needs our protection.
My biggest thrill was when the City Council approved a rent control board for citizens of the Sandcastle mobile home park and similar communities within Attleboro. I hope to approve a tax freeze program for eligible seniors and implement a Senior and Disabled Taxation Aid Fund. Finally, I intend to continue advocating for a beautiful new Senior Center. We must dream big if we want our dreams to come true!
I always begin and conclude my campaigns in South Attleboro, which I believe needs special loving care. I hope to be able to provide South Attleboro with a pool at Veteran’s Park. Soon I will be starting my 2021 campaign on my bike, and I look forward to seeing each of you soon. I will be standing about 8 feet from your door after I knock – wearing my mask, of course.
I thank you for your continued support and invite you to reach out to me with any needs or concerns.
All my best to you and your family –
City Councilor At-Large