DACONO — City voters will take to the polls to select two council members and there will be only one incumbent on the ballot: Kevin Plain.
“This is my last rodeo; I’m term-limited out after this,” Plain said. “It’s always been to serve and better my community. I bring certain skills to the table and I want to put them to good use.”
Plain said the top priority for Dacono is going to be economic growth.
“We definitely need to build out more commercial and industrial space since we’re pretty much full at this point,” Plain said. “We’ve got maybe, I don’t know, a space or two open. But certainly economic growth is a priority. We brought it an Infiniti dealership and other businesses.
"We’re looking at a non-emergency medical facility, potentially. There’s already things going on. We’ve got developers back in Sharpe Farms; we’ve got KB Homes looking at our Sweetgrass neighborhood. So all indicators are good. We just need to ride that wave.”
Plain’s professional background, he says, also helps with his work on Council.
“I’m a senior manager at a major tech company. A lot of years of experience writing software, managing budgets and managing hours and managing folks,” Plain said. “So I bring that to the table.”
The work of council, Plain says, requires a variety of skills from the different people who serve.
“It takes all kinds of experiences to properly run a city,” Plain said. “Some folks have preferences looking in on the financials, which I do — especially during the economic downturn. And we did well. We came out of it looking pretty good on our books.”
Plain is especially proud of the recent work by Council and city staff during the historic flooding that hit Carbon Valley this year.
“In the recent floods, city staff acted admirably,” Plain said. “We did some good things both for our own community and to help our neighbors.”
Dacono never needed to post the “boil water” advisories that affected Firestone and Frederick because the city used water in its water towers to provide residents with clean drinking water.
“We filled our water towers during off-peak times so our friends to the north, Firestone and Frederick, could use the water during the day,” Plain said.
Plain said he’d find a way to serve the community even if he wasn’t on Council.
“If it wasn’t this, it’d be something else,” Plain said. “I’m always involved in something, volunteering somehow.”
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