Enola, Pa. – Curt Alleman, Former East Pennsboro School Board Director and Volunteer Firefighter/EMT with East Pennsboro Township Fire Department has announced that he will be running for East Pennsboro Township Commissioner on the republican ticket in the May primary.
Bringing true transparency to the township office and ensuring that the citizens and taxpayers voices are heard are priorities for Mr. Alleman. He believes that citizens should have more input on decisions that are being made, know where their tax money is going and have a better way of exchanging information with the commissioners. “Social media has become an important platform for information exchange between people and businesses. It’s time for us to reach out to our citizens via social media and create an updated, more user-friendly website to improve information access to the community. We need to make sure that each of the businesses that the township contracts with is thoroughly investigation, instead of the backdoor deal bargaining that has happened in the past.” Taxpayers should know where their money is going. If elected, Curtis will make sure every penny is accounted for in the budget and explain where tax money is being spent.
As a current volunteer in this township Mr. Alleman knows firsthand how often our public safety is put on the back burner for other projects. He believes that it’s time we make public safety a top priority and ensure that our public safety responders from the Police Department, to the Fire Department, and even our emergency medical responders are given the funding that is desperately needed.
Mr. Alleman previously served as an East Pennsboro School Board Director from 2007 – 2011. From this experience, he learned how vital local government is to preserving our community and understands the many mandates that are forced on local municipalities with limited or no funding. “It’s time for us to look toward the future of our township and our current infrastructure. We need to ensure that we have adequate funding in place for projects in the future and that we are planning for those projects so that we as tax payers are not faced with higher increases in our tax bills,” citing the substantial increase in the Sewer/Trash bills which occurred a few years ago as an example. The increase was necessary to fund sewer plant upgrades to make us compliant with the Chesapeake Bay project. He also would like to see a co-operative effort with our neighboring communities continue, which may help keep costs, and subsequently taxes, down.
It is Mr. Alleman’s goal to work with the entire board of commissioners and do what is best for the residents. “The time has come to put the party politics aside and do what is best for everyone involved. It’s proven that the party politics system is broken in both Harrisburg and Washington DC; we must unite as a team, putting our political parties to the side for the betterment of our entire community.
Mr. Alleman has been a resident of East Pennsboro Township for 7 years and resides on North Enola Drive with his wife Amanda and children Aden, Alexis, Rebecca, & Parker. He looks forward to meeting many of the residents of East Pennsboro in the upcoming months as he goes door to door meeting each of you and listening to your concerns and issues.
As we enter the Thanksgiing Holiday's many family have passed over the tradional oven roasted Turkey for the new generation of tradition with a deep fried turkey style feast. As you prepare to do your turkey this year please consider taking a few minutes to watch the videos below on turkey fryer safety and also look over the turkey fryer safety sheet that has been provided by the PA State Fire Commissioners Office.
Remember to be safe and have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving Holiday!