Bob Joyce is one of the most honest and hardworking people in Chelmsford. We are lucky to have him!
I am not an insider, just an ordinary citizen who has worked closely with my neighbors to fend off too many detrimental changes to our neighborhood over the last few years. I now serve as a Town Rep for Precinct 1. I have found no one in this town's government as responsive as Bob Joyce.
Bob is very generous with his time and he has worked very hard for Precinct 1 and the town as a whole. At this point, he is a Town Representative from Precinct 1, a member of the Planning Board, and a member of the Master Plan Implementation Committee. From 2001 through 2010 he was a school committee member representing Chelmsford at Nashoba Tech. From 2011 through 2012 he was the Planning Board representative to the Community Preservation Committee, and in 2011 he was a member of the Town Technology Committee. There are more committee assignments and volunteer activities Bob has taken on, but you get the idea. He gets involved! And... you will never hear him complaining about not getting compensated. This comes with the territory.
If you need his help Bob will be there. He will listen He has always made himself available to us in the neighborhoods of Precinct 1. He genuinely cares about the well being of others and, when required, he takes action. He has no problems asking tough questions when "things don't seem quite right". This has happened frequently over the last few years. He has loudly called for more transparency.
Many of us feel that the towns tax rate and spending levels are extreme. If you haven't received your tax bill yet it will arrive soon. You will probably notice a significant jump in your taxes once again. There is no big spending program this town seems to be able to pass on. One of Bob's focus areas is to get this tax situation under control and to make Chelmsford more affordable for the citizens and at the same time improve the service level. Throwing big bucks at any and every spending idea that comes along has driven our tax rate to the highest levels of any community in the area! More $$$ does not necessarily result in better services. Bob Joyce is the one person who will work to prioritize our spending and get our tax rates back in line with other communities. This will have a very positive impact on our property values.
I like this guy and I trust him and I will be voting for him this year. Please consider doing the same yourself!
Town Meeting Rep. Precinct 1