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Commissioner –Elect Miller speaks on goals for the next four years


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Commissioner –Elect Miller speaks on goals for the next four years

 

Staff Writer

For The Dispatch

 

Mr. Miller won the general election on Nov 6th for the County Commissioner seat district 5, Mr. Miller will be joining the board on Dec 03 to kick off a new slate of commissioners. Mr. Miller represents the western part of Harnett County that was held by Commissioner Timothy McNeil.

County Schools:

The Harnett Dispatch sat down with Commissioner –elect Miller to discuss his goals and plans for his term on the county board of commissioners. Mr. Miller said that one of his main goals for the next four years is the building of the needed schools across the county especially within his district in the western part of the county. “We can’t neglect the education of our children here in Harnett County and we must insure that the children here in the county have every opportunity to further their education.  When asked about redistricting of schools Mr. Miller said “that we must look at every option available but we must be careful about bussing children from one side of the river to the other, there are two areas to cross the river and we must be mindful of that when we are thinking about redistricting schools.

Business Development:

Mr. Miller said that he would like to see business growth in the western part of the county, not only retail but industrial use also. “With the two new by-passes coming in the western part of the county we can accommodate industrial business and recruit new companies to this area. The future of Harnett County and the western part of Harnett County depend on the economic development of Harnett County and we must do everything we can to create an environment that welcomes companies into our area.

For The People:

Mr. Miller said that he is working with the people who elected him to find out their needs and wants and is open to their ideas. “this is not about an elected person this is about the people of Harnett county and I am willing and open to work with them in order to solve the issues we face here in Harnett County” Mr. Miller said that the next four years will be interesting due to the many challenges the County faces with budgets, schools, and county operations, but he is up to it and is ready to get to work in December.

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