~ The Selectmen have held the municipal portion of our taxes level since 2007 and I will continue this same rigorous control of the Town budget, but without taking money from critical town services like the police, fire and roads.
~ Tax-payers have a right to expect dependable municipal services in exchange for their tax dollars, such as critical road maintenance and dependable fire and police services.
~Beyond any specific issues, I believe that the role of a Selectman is to be a good listener, willing to hear opposing viewpoints in a respectful way. Everyone, including town employees, deserves to be treated with respect, careful consideration, and an open mind.
~ I also believe in transparency. This means avoiding potential conflicts of interest. A member of the Board of Selectmen should not have a personal interest in two of the most costly town contracts, Winter Road Maintenance and Road Agent.
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My wife and I moved to Hampton Falls to raise our children in an environment that was wholesome, safe, and rural. Our twins attended and graduated from Lincoln Akerman School. The preparedness from LAS for high school and college was fundamental to their individual success.
Although not illegal, it’s concerning to me, and should be concerning to the voters of Hampton Falls, the largest monetary contract in our town is performed by Selectman Ziolkowski. Equally concerning is Selectman Ziolkowski’s relationship with Mr. Russ Hilliard. Mr. Hillard was recently appointed by the current Board of Selectmen as the Hampton Falls Road Agent. The duties and responsibilities of the Road Agent include the oversight of our road maintenance and snow plowing contract.
Hampton Falls Selectmen meetings have become divisive and mean spirited. The discourteous treatment of Town employees and residents must to come to an end. I will strive to reestablish the Selectmen meetings to be cordial, even-tempered, and above all else, professional and unbiased.
One of the truest tests of integrity is its blunt refusal to be compromised ~ Chinua Achebe
If elected Lou will be accountable to the people of Hampton Falls bring transparency and professionalism. He is committed to bring respect and civility to the office of selectman. He is further committed to listen and learn from town department heads and the residents of Hampton Falls. He will respectfully listen to all participants with deference and dignity. Lou will vote on each issue presented based upon fact, not on matters of personal gain, but for the benefit of a neighborhood or the town. This principal is intended to honorably work for the residents of Hampton Falls.
In 1990 Lou Gargiulo launched Great North Property Management, then located in Newmarket, NH, with three employees with a portfolio of six condominium associations in the New Hampshire Seacoast area. Lou recognized that the market did not a have a professional management firm that specializes in managing privately owned Condominium and Home Owner’s Associations. Lou invested in high quality employees and state of the art software and systems. Today Great North is now New England’s largest provider for community association management with a real estate value of approximately seven (7) billion dollars.
There have never been truer words about integrity; doing the right thing in all circumstances, even if no one is watching you.
If elected, Lou will maintain integrity in the role of Selectman. Lou has strong moral principals and is known as a man with integrity.
Lou is selfless, hardworking, optimistic, ambitious, and possesses a positive support network. Lou believes that sharing everything with his wife has a positive impact on his life, marriage and family.
Lou recognizes that fiscal responsibility dictates establishing, enhancing, and preserving a balanced budget. Lou has been operating his family owned business for nearly 30 years. He works tirelessly ensuring that the livelihoods of his employees are protected. If elected, he will bring this guiding principal to the office of Selectman.
Lou recognizes that his firm is entrusted with the operation of billions of dollars in real estate value and tens of millions in client operating funds. He recognizes his business must be fiscally sound to maintain and grow that trusting relationship. He is proud to say that in nearly thirty years he has never missed a payroll, payroll taxes, or lost a penny of client funds.
One of the corner stones of Lou’s business experience is the bidding and management of thousands of third-party service contracts. These contracts include the procurement of trash removal, snow removal, landscape maintenance, capital planning, construction, construction oversite, engineering, insurance placement, pest control, CPA auditing services, legal services and much more. Lou will ensure all bidding is done in a clear and transparent manner. He will remove any real or perceived nepotism from the process. He will encourage qualified and insured contractors to bid on the Hampton Falls work projects. Lou will sign the town Conflict of Interest Policy and is committed to never personally, or through his company, bid on any town work.
Capital projects are often laden with change orders due to inadequate scope development, planning, and vendor proposals. The management of a well-executed capital project plan prevents contractor disagreements and better prepares residents and contractors of the exact specification of the task and responsibility involved including the desired outcome. Lou has vast knowledge and exposure in Capitol Management regarding the analysis of the scope of work, project concept and definition, and requests for proposals via a bidding process. Lou’s professional career includes Capitol Management oversight for over 350 condominium associations that have placed their trust in him and his company. He will bring this experience with him for all capital projects with his hands-on knowledge with bid proposals, scope of development, planning, and execution.
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