by Stephanie Mapelli, (retired) Town of Stevensville Treasurer and Human Resource Supervisor, Stevensville
When you vote for Bob Michalson you vote for a person who two times resigned from his elected position, abandoning his constituents, leaving them without a voice on the Town Council. You vote for a person whose actions cost the Town of Stevensville an additional $41,334 in increased annual liability premiums (up from $32,049 in FY 20-21)! And this is not just a one year increase in liability premiums but an increase on which the next five years’ premium will be based! You also vote for a person whose actions were deemed by an independent investigation “so intolerable that a reasonable person could not be expected to endure it”! Is this the quality and character of the person you want representing you on the Town Council?
When you vote for Stacie Barker you vote for a person who also resigned from her elected position, who abandoned her constituents, leaving them without a voice on the Town Council and you vote for a person who admitted (on a Town Council meeting audio recording) she contributed to a hostile work environment for Town of Stevensville staff. Again, is this really a person you want representing you on the Town Council?
When you vote for Steve Gibson you vote for a person with so little a grasp on USDA loan requirements that he proposed a reduction in the Town’s water and sewer rates, risking a loan default on the Town’s existing water and sewer loans. If he is this uninformed about water and sewer loan requirements, it makes me wonder what other fool hardy moves he would try that could endanger the future progress and stability of the Town of Stevensville.
Given these facts, why would you vote for Michalson, Barker, and Gibson? A vote for Sydney Allen, Paul Ludington, and Brandon Dewey gives you and the Town of Stevensville a reasonable, informed voice in your local government.