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Candidate Viewpoint of the Day: March 29, 2019

Welcome to our “Candidate Viewpoint of the Day” series, showcasing the Fond du Lac City Council Candidates and their viewpoints on important issues in our community. Each day through April 1, we’ll feature a different question along with the candidate’s responses. All six City Council candidates have been invited to participate. For more information on the candidate and their viewpoints, please click on their name to visit their social media site.

Question 5: What City amenities or services will be a priority for you to create, sustain, or grow during your time on City Council?

Brian Kolstad: At the top of my list is Public safety. I fully supported the Public Safety Training Center which I believe will help save lives. I would also like to continue the planned improvements at Lakeside Park and McDermott Park. Our downtown is on its way to becoming a thriving center for business and entertainment, and our public library is reshaping our ideas of what a library can be. I want to support all of these great developments and pursue other opportunities that encourage community involvement. My goal is to make Fond du Lac a place were people want to live.

Derek TerBeest: There are always big challenges facing our water utility and water treatment plant. We need to keep a clean budget with room for emergency upgrades and to deal with changing federal and state regulations. We need to push forward with the lead service line replacements as well. Roads though, are a huge opportunity. We need to move forward fixing streets faster so our transportation infrastructure doesn’t lag behind. Deteriorating road conditions are a very common complaint, and we need to step up our efforts.