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Council candidate Q&A - Moller

May 11, 2001

Council candidate Q&A - Moller



* Republican council candidate


Carol N. Moller, 65, 430 Virginia Ave., retired, former owner of Carol & Company

Q: What are your qualifications to serve as a City Council member?


A: I am a life-long resident of Hagerstown, and I have had the privilege of working as a volunteer behind the scenes for over 20 years. I have served as chairman of Traffic and Parking for the City for 10 years. Represented the City on Economic Development for four years, and have been involved in downtown beautification and business retention.

Q: Is there a crime problem in Hagerstown? If so, what is it and what should be done to address it?


A: It would be foolhardy to say that there are no problems with crime in Hagerstown. Any city of Hagerstown's size in this day and age, will be subject to a certain amount of crime. However, we are blessed to have an excellent police department, and dedicated citizens who are making a big difference in our community.

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Q: Should the city be involved in assisting with homeownership? Why or why not, and if so, how?


A: The city has been involved with two major projects involving homeownership. One is in the West End and is supported by local banks who provide low interest loans for home buyers purchasing a home in a designated area in the West End.

The City has a Home Store located behind City Hall, where people interested in owning a home can get information and help pursuing ownership. Without the city's involvement, this would not have been possible for these new home owners.

Q: Should there be a referendum on city funding for a new or significantly renovated minor league baseball stadium? Why or why not?


A: I don't feel that there should be a referendum on the stadium yet. There is too much uncertainty that now exists with a new team, and their plans for the future. We hope that they succeed, and want to stay in Hagerstown, but until we know for sure their plans, we can be supportive and address the stadium when the time is right to do so.

Q: How will you ensure that city services - such as police and fire protection - will continue at a reasonable rate to taxpayers?


A: Since these are the basic and most important services that the city provides to its citizens they would be first on the list of priorities provided to our taxpayers.

I would also feel that the ambulance service should be included as well.

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