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March 21, 2013

Derry welcomes three new councilors

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After being sworn in Monday, Dimmock said he received a lot of information to go over before his first official meeting on March 26. That included details on who works in what town office and what the various departments spend.

He said serving three years at his age will be enough.

“I’ll do one term and that’s it,” he said.

Council Chairman Brad Benson said both Olbricht and Milz made positive contributions to the council. It’s now time to move ahead, he said.

“They worked hard and I felt they did a good job,” Benson said. “With that said, change is always good and I hope the new council will continue to move Derry forward.”

As councilors prepare for the busy budget season ahead, Benson said, there are other key areas to focus on.

“My belief is that there are two very distinct areas,” he said. “First and foremost is to continue our work with the school and with Pinkerton to try to resolve the tax burden that all residents and businesses are feeling and will feel. Secondly is to continue to redevelop the town-owned property.”

Benson said having three new faces will give the council a fresh perspective on issues that matter most.

“I look forward to working with the new council and hope that we will continue on the path the previous council set,” he said.

Osborne said the current councilors have welcomed the “freshmen” contingent.

“They have been polite and kind and welcoming,” he said. “I think we’re off to a good start.”

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