Thursday, Dec. 2
DAVID Veleber- Town Council – First District 2017- present
It has been an honor and privilege to serve the residents of Cheshire’s First District. It is a pleasure to regularly listen to the suggestions and comments of the residents of the district and throughout Cheshire to help keep Cheshire one of the best places to live in the U.S.
During the last 4 years, I have been strong advocate for:
- Protecting property values for all Cheshire residents by minimizing taxes, including supporting tax programs for the elderly, veterans, and the disabled and a no mill rate increase in the current budget;
- Maintaining and improving our quality education system, especially as we collaboratively work to find ways to modernize our school infrastructure;
- Increasing responsible economic development, which has led to steady Grand List growth;
- Supporting public safety, including providing for the resources, personnel, and training needed to maintain our outstanding police and fire departments.
I currently serve as the Chair of the Council’s Ordinance Review Committee. As chair of the Council’s Solid Waste Committee from 2017-2019, I helped champion the return of bulky waste pickup in 2019 and implement the automated trash and recycling pickup program.
I have lived in Cheshire for over 40 years. My wife and I are raising our four daughters here. I want Cheshire to continue to be a wonderful place to raise a family, as well as a place where seniors can continue to live and businesses desire to operate. We need to continue to make smart choices about spending to protect property values and help keep Cheshire attractive to residents and businesses while maintaining important services for youth, parents, and seniors. We also need to continue to modernize our schools in a fiscally prudent and responsible manner and attract more quality economic development to town.
Planning & Zoning Commission – 2007-2009 and 2014-2017
Zoning Board of Appeals – 2001-2007
Park & Recreation Commission
Water Pollution Control Authority
Past President, Cheshire Jaycees