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Harrington is seeking to serve Minturn community

Sidney Harrington.
Special to the Daily


The Minturn election will be April 5. The Vail Daily will be printing each candidate’s answer to a questionnaire in the following days.

There are two candidates running for one, two-year term for mayor:

Hawkeye Flaherty (Wednesday)

Matt Scherr (Wednesday)

There are five candidates running for three, four-year Town Council seats:

Terry Armistead (Thursday)

George Brodin (Thursday)

Harvey Craig (Friday)

Sidney Harrington (Friday)

Johnie Rosenfeld (Friday)

To see candidates answers, visit vaildaily.com.

Name: Sidney Harrington.

Occupation: Independent contractor and administrator currently working for Minturn Cemetery District and Avignon Stone & Outdoor Living, Inc. I also own a general contracting business with my husband.

How long have you lived in Minturn? Primary residence in Minturn since May of 2009.

Why do you want this job? I am seeking an opportunity to serve my local community.

Why are you the best person for the job? I have more than 20 years of business experience including marketing, public relations, real estate, construction and design, budgeting and operations. I have served under a board of directors since 2012 to facilitate and manage special district tax money and have experience in fiduciary responsibility to spending public money.

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What’s the most important issue facing the town today? The most important issue facing the town today is the town of Minturn’s master plan for development as it relates to the “growing pains” of its citizenship; however, lurking in the shadow of this hot topic is the hushed topic of the slow rise in illegal drug activity and violent crime in town.

What’s your opinion of the Crave Community Co. land swap proposal? No swap; I do not believe the land swap proposal should include the Cross Creek Character Area including Martin Flats, Grouse and Meadow Mountain.

In four years, what would you like the town government to have accomplished? I would like to see improved town infrastructure and extended amenities that ensure safety for residences and families, including safer sidewalks, traffic control and honest awareness of constituent needs and wants. Also, code compliance and thoughtful land development.

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