“The field is outdated,” she said. “If you are going to do it, do it right.”
Langlais also serves on a dispatch center study committee that has recommended a $5.5 million addition to the police station. Town Meeting will consider the project later this month.
“The dispatch room is not functional. ... It’s almost like the wind-up telephone. ... It’s really outdated,” she said. She supports the town’s effort to line up other communities that may want to join a small, regional center in Danvers and share the cost of the project and running the center.
As for taxes, she thinks they are fair.
“This is a political kill for me,” Langlais said, “but I actually think the taxes in Danvers are good. I think they stayed steady. ... And if you are in a house and you are living within your means, you are paying the appropriate tax. I think for the services we demand in this town, I don’t feel the taxes are high.”
Staff writer Ethan Forman can be reached at 978-338-2673, by email at email@example.com or on Twitter at @DanverSalemNews.
About DIANE LANGLAIS
Address: 48 Cabot Road
Family: One son, grown