Amesbury Profiles: General Councilor Scott Mandeville | Local elections


Editor’s Note: This is the sixth in a short question-and-answer series with the newly elected and titular members of Amesbury City Council, who begin a new term this week.

Scott mandeville

Age: 40

Occupation: Architect

Education: Bachelor of Architecture, Syracuse University

1. What are your priorities for the city for the next two years?

Focus on smart development and work with the master plan 2030 effort to create a sustainable vision for the city of Amesbury. Sustainability is not just about energy and the environment, but about creating a more affordable and fairer city for all who live there, while finding creative ways to better fund the programs and services we need. . We must maintain a balance between growth, taxation, standard of living and long-term vision. I am delighted to continue to work with the Mayor’s office and to support the efforts and initiatives Mayor Gove has envisioned for the future of Amesbury.

2. With the $ 70 million Maples Crossing sports facility and a new elementary school under construction, how do you propose to balance the wants and needs of newcomers and young families with the goal of making Amesbury an affordable place to live?

Smart growth will be a top priority in the town of Amesbury over the next few years. The pressure for development is continuous and many people consider Amesbury to be a great place to live. Many new businesses have opened their doors downtown, but we need to build on our momentum to build a more vibrant business district. Finding ways to implement additional support programs for low and middle income residents will help these residents stay in Amesbury, as well as our local businesses. Creating affordable mixed housing with any development will help maintain a balance between availability and affordability. We have the opportunity to take advantage of new projects to create affordable housing and increase the tax base. Providing a broader tax base allows us to balance the services we have and need, the growth we expect and the impact on the taxes we all have to pay.

Scott Mandeville was re-elected to his second two-year term as General Counsel in November. He will begin his new term in January. This profile is part of a series by Daily News reporter Jim Sullivan featuring the new Amesbury Town Council.

Editor-in-Chief Jim Sullivan covers Amesbury and Salisbury for The Daily News. He can be reached by email at [email protected] or by phone at 978-961-3145. Follow him on Twitter @ndnsully.

Editor-in-Chief Jim Sullivan covers Amesbury and Salisbury for The Daily News. He can be reached by email at [email protected] or by phone at 978-961-3145. Follow him on Twitter @ndnsully.


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