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Avon Town Council candidate: Minervini wants to restore public confidence

Avon Town Council candidate John Minervini

Avon Town Council Candidate Profiles

Learn more about the rest of the Avon Town Council candidates throughout this week on page A2. Profiles will be published in alphabetical order. The schedule of profiles is as follows:

Saturday: Sarah Smith Hymes and Charlie Wolf

AVON — John Minervini and his wife, Virginia, have been living and voting in town for the past eight years. They have been married 31 years and their three children are now grown and living away from home.

An experienced business executive, Minervini teaches part-time as a business instructor at Colorado Mountain College, and he says attracting new businesses and creating more public-private partnerships will improve the town’s economy.

“Partnering with some of our town’s businesses will certainly increase our revenues,” he said.

Minervini has served on the town’s planning and zoning commission for more than three years, and thinks he would be a welcome addition to the council as well.

“My common-sense, get-it-done talents would bring some positive change to the Avon Town Council,” he said.

Also among Minervini’s goals is to “restore public confidence” in the council, he said.

“The recent rush to finish on the Nottingham Park pavilion and new town hall in the Skier Building will cost taxpayers millions of dollars, with cost overruns now approaching $2 million dollars,” he said. “These projects deserve more time, plenty of public input and much better analysis.”

Minervini’s third major goal is to help craft a better future and a better vision for Avon, he said.

“Our town is a unique destination with terrific potential,” Minervini said. “If we fail to plan our future, then we should plan to fail in the future.”

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