BRUSLY — Joey Normand, the town’s first full-time mayor, is asking residents to grant him a fourth term in office.
Normand, in a written statement, said that during his last three terms he has helped establish stability within the town’s government, giving Brusly the opportunity to continue its growth in a controlled, high quality way.
The 65-year-old husband, and father to four children, credits that stability to a “very solid” Town Council and efficient administrative and public works staff.
“I am on the job on a daily basis which has allowed me to address the needs of the town directly and be immediately accessible to the citizens,” Normand said in the statement. “From a very solid council to an efficient administrative and public works staff, Brusly is a place that we are proud to call our home.”
Normand, an independent, is being challenged by Republican Rusty Daigle.
Over the course of his 12 years as mayor, Normand said, the town has undergone infrastructure improvements, which have included an award-winning culvert program, an “aggressive” drainage improvement program, street overlays and an emphasis on technology improvements to provide more effective response to citizen-driven complaints and issues.
Normand said the town was also able to obtain a $2.7 million state capital outlay appropriation this year that will fund a bulk of the construction costs related to building a new police station.
“All these improvements and more have been done in a fiscally responsible way as evidenced by our discontinuing collection of property taxes in Brusly; unprecedented in our area,” he said. “We have increased our savings while increasing our services to citizens.”
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