200+

The campaigning is going great.  Charlie and I have visited over 200 houses, handing out our palm cards.  The response we’ve received from the residents is very positive.  I’m enjoying meeting so many people, hearing their concerns and sharing ideas.  There is so much enthusiasm for a Fresh Start!

Maria Moore for MayorLR

 

Vote For A Fresh Start on June 20th.

Voting is At Village Hall from Noon until 9:00 p.m.

Take No Prisoners

By Maria Moore, Your Candidate for Mayor

It has come to my attention that, although our webpage is clear that the Village sign ordinance should be changed, we did not state what that change should be. My position:  Jail time as punishment for a sign code violation should be eliminated.  

As the village code reads now, a violation of the sign ordinance is a misdemeanor punishable by monetary penalties and up to six months in jail.  As such, a jury trial is required unless waived in writing by the person being prosecuted. The code should be amended to eliminate incarceration as a penalty.  Doing so will also eliminate the requirement for a jury trial.  Violations of the sign code should instead be a non-criminal offenses punishable only by monetary penalties that increase for repeat offenders. 

We should expect everyone to abide by the laws of our village, and the laws should be enforced equally without favor or prejudice.

Maria Moore, Candidate for Mayor

Vote For A Fresh Start on June 20th.

Voting is At Village Hall from Noon until 9:00 p.m.

Oysters and eelgrass

Today Charlie and I attended an event hosted by Ray Dowd at his home on Moniebogue Creek across from the village marina.

The event was a fundraiser for the Moriches Bay Project, a program to improve overall water quality by introducing more oysters, clams and eelgrass into our marine waters.

Maria-Ray Dowd
Maria & Ray Dowd

Oyster gardening programs have been successfully implemented to help the recovery of the Chesapeake Bay  in Maryland and in the Hudson River in New York/New Jersey.  Each oyster can filter up to 50 gallons of water every day, removing nitrates from the water, and helping to prevent devastating algae blooms.

We can be thankful for people like Ray and those involved with the Moriches Bay Project who are willing to roll up their sleeves, dive in and make our community a better place to live.  The work of this group is worth examining closely.

 

Vote For A Fresh Start on June 20th.

Voting is At Village Hall from Noon until 9:00 p.m.