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To the Editor:
I have never publicly endorsed any political candidate. I am not a republican. I am not a democrat. I do vote at the Pound Ridge Town House at every election. I vote for the candidate that will serve our community with common sense and integrity. For Pound Ridge Town Council, I will be voting for Peter Marchetti. Pete is refreshingly not a politician. He is a local family man and businessman exuding both common sense and integrity.
To preserve the natural beauty of Northern Westchester we all must believe in protecting the environment. As a gifted civil engineer Mr. Marchetti also believes in protecting the environment. However, over regulation is crippling local businesses and costing homeowners too much money. I live this on a day to day basis as a local builder and as the owner of a company specializing in reducing the carbon footprint of residential buildings. Does it make sense to anybody that you need Water Control Commission approval for an INTERIOR renovation of a home that is within 150 feet of a wetlands? Should Town commissions have the right to tell homeowners to spend an extra $20,000 or $30,000 on landscaping because they “feel” it “looks good?” Shouldn’t Pound Ridge residents expect that the Zoning Board and Planning Board have regulations that do not conflict with each other? The list goes on and on and all require homeowner paid fees to the Town, surveyors, engineers, architects, and other professionals. Pete will address these issues and others and bring some common sense back to the rules and regulations of Pound Ridge.
Peter and I have been friends and business associates for over twenty years. Please join me in voting for Peter Marchetti for Pound Ridge Town Council. He is a man of great integrity, common sense, and an advocate for our beautiful community.
Kevin Brenner, Pound Ridge
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