Afton: Nolz going for 12 yearsAfter having worked for the city of Afton in form or another from the past 17 years, one might think that current Afton City Council member Peg Nolz has served enough, but not Nolz.
By: Amber Kispert-Smith, Woodbury Bulletin
After having worked for the city of Afton in form or another from the past 17 years, one might think that current Afton City Council member Peg Nolz has served enough, but not Nolz.
“I am committed to my city and there is much work left undone,” she said.
Nolz is running unopposed for the Ward 3 seat.
During her eight years on the Afton City Council, Nolz assisted with the paving of all of Afton’s roads, helped with the approval of Cedar Bluff Development project, helped develop the open space ordinance, among many more important issues.
Nolz said the road paving project was the most significant vote during her tenure on the council.
“The over-zealous road paving project has put the city in long term debt, with ever-increasing loan payments,” she said.
Additionally, Nolz said she has seen some of the acrimony between the council has been silence.
Over the next four years, Nolz said she wants to focus on street improvement projects.
“We need to fix our decaying roads and other infrastructure,” she said.
However, Nolz also said she wants to focus to maintaining the success of the city.
“I will continue doing the business of the city in a measured and thoughtful way,” she said. “We need to attend to the health, safety and welfare of the citizens with an eye on fiscal responsibility and a well-run city hall.”
Nolz said she does not know if this will be her last term.
Occupation: Retired software engineer
Family: Widow with one grown son
Afton resident: 35 years
Civic involvement: Afton City Council, 2002-2010 and Afton Planning Commission, 1993-2002.