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Mapleton Mayor looks to strategic growth

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Chris Bairdhttp://www.servedaily.com
Chris is a family man with a beautiful wife and four kids. Three Girls, One Boy. He enjoys playing basketball, being outdoors, and the old normal.

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I have been a resident of Mapleton for 11 years and plan on living here with my wonderful family the rest of my life. In fact, I built the Mapleton cemetery, which means I plan on staying after I die.

I love the almost tangible special feel of Mapleton that has been created by a tremendous community of people and by a unique zoning and development plan. As the newly elected Mayor, I intend to preserve both Mapleton’s charm and strategic development plan.

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Mapleton is poised for significant growth. As a real estate developer, I have seen what undisciplined development can do to a once beautiful city. It is crucial that we maintain Mapleton’s charm, by strictly enforcing Mapleton’s zoning and development plan while simultaneously allowing for business and residential growth that is consistent therewith.

Mapleton’s strategic growth will be aimed at lowering the tax burdens on Mapleton citizens. We can decrease our exorbitant tax burden by increasing our revenue through strategic commercial and residential growth, lowering some of our infrastructure and utility costs, and by increasing government efficiency. Our tax burden needs, at the very least, to be in line with other Utah County cities.

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Chris Bairdhttp://www.servedaily.com
Chris is a family man with a beautiful wife and four kids. Three Girls, One Boy. He enjoys playing basketball, being outdoors, and the old normal.

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