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Cape Gazette NlffWS FRIDAY. MARCH 2- MONDAY. MARCH 5. 2012 17 Three vow to improve business climate, transparency By Nick Roth Jones is the candidate who's nick@c pegazette.com lived in Milton the longest, mov- ing to town in 2001 from An- The three candidates for Mil- napolis. She said she chose to run ton Town Council made one fi- because she believes there have nal push for votes Feb. 25 at a been some glaring holes in town candidate forum held at the Mil- finances and wants to be the ton Public Library. voice of the people. Hosted by the Milton Cham- "What I have to say is not near- ber of Commerce and moderated ly as important as what you have by the League of Women Voters, to say," she said to the audience. the event took place just one "I encourage those of you with week prior to the Saturday, issues, make yourself known." March 3 election. John Booros, Patterson moved to Milton Gwendolyn Jones and Kristin about three years ago with her Patterson fielded a wide range of family. She is the business man- questions, from improving town ager of Ocean Medical Imaging, finances and the need for water- which motivated her to become system improvements to revital- more involved with town issues. izing the business district and at- "I thought it was important to tracting new residents. Candi- be vested in my community, and dates spoke directly to voters to I've actively sought areas to help explain why they are running for with town matters," she said. "I council, want to serve the residents of "I get three minutes once a Milton. I'm deeply committed to month to stand up in front of this this town, and I want it to be all it council and ask a question or ask can be and more for my family for answers to things we were and for yours." promised answers to," said Among the dozens of ques- Booros. "Quite honestly, three tions asked by residents were a minutes isn't enough. I want few about revitalizing the down- more time; I want to be involved; town district by attracting new I want to be there to get the an- businesses and new residents to swers, and I don't think we're town. All three candidates getting the answers we deserve." agreed more business owners Booros moved to Milton about would come to town if were eas- five years ago. He previously ier to do so. lived in Rehoboth, where he had "There's a lot of roadblocks, a home since 1979, and Washing- and we're not doing anybody a ton, D.C., before retiring at the favor by making it more difficult beach. He worked for the federal for businesses. They'll go else- government and spent most of where," Jones said. his time working in procurement. Booros said it should be town council's responsibility to,- change ordinances to make it easier for someone to open a business. "It's got to be streamlined, and the council can do that," he said. "These are ordinances that we can change. There are other towns where it's easier, and we don't have to reinvent the wheel. Let's just find out why it's so easy in Middletown or Odessa." Patterson said signage may al- so help. "We need more signs in every direction, from downtown to Clipper Square to Dogfish Head to historic downtown and everywhere in between," she said. "We need to give visitors the ability to navigate through our town to discover treasures." When it comes to transparen- cy, all candidates agreed the town's government needs to be Continued on page 19 NICK ROTH PHOTO ~,,;~!.;/,(~:~,~ ~'(::'~f? ~ ~ ~:.'~;;.'> candidates (I-r) Gwendolyn Jones, John Booros and Kristin Patterson participated in a candidate forum Feb. 25 at the Milton Public Li- brary. Do You Experience... Back & Neck Pain? Tension in the Shoulders? Headaches? Insomnia? Poor Digestion? Numbness & Tingling in the Arms? Leg & Foot Pain? CLIP COUPON 1 HOUR MASSAGE Reg. s70 OG EXP 3-10-1; Specializing In... Relief from Pain, Stress, Tension, Fatigue, Insomnia Back Acupressure Hot Stone Bodywork Foot Reflexology Chinese Herbal Foot Bath Gift Certificates. Couples~friends Walk.ins Welcome Open 7 Days a Week lOam- 6pm 19323 Lighthouse Plaza Blvd., Unit 6, Behind QVC on at.l, Rehoboth Beach 302-226-8868