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  • Writer's pictureDenise Thorsson

Community Q & A

This is a compilation of questions I've received from the community. (Click on the question to view my answers.) If you have a question, please add it as a comment to this post or contact me, and I'll add it to the list! Visit my biography blog for a deeper look into my background, priorities, and how I'll diligently and thoughtfully serve our community as your representative on the Cumberland Town Council.


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Why are you running for Town Council?

Can you explain housing “variety”? I think I understand, but it’s hard to get builders to build anything less than $800K.

How are we supposed to pay for all the new students this development will bring to our two towns? You better start bringing business to the Rt 1 and and 100 corridor to pay for all this nonsense.

You are a representative of all constituents. What will be your approach to involving and communicating with citizens, especially those relating to property taxes?

How would you determine your budget priorities? Are there any areas in the Town budget that you could see cost savings?

What are your thoughts on the Town's inability to oversee or directly impact the school budget, which accounts for 70% of our taxes and keeps increasing. People are struggling.

How would you collaborate with the NY Select Board and MSAD Board of Directors to address property tax concerns?

Do you have kids in the district? What are your thoughts on replacing the portable villages we currently have with a safe space for our kids?

Do you support the $3 million artificial turf field as part of the new school project?


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