Small town sees 3 vie for council seats

New Harmony, Utah, stock photo, St. George News

NEW HARMONY – Three New Harmony residents are competing for two Town Council seats during the November 2015 municipal general election: Robert Goodwin, Curtis Hadley and Fredrick Scott Pace.

New Harmony council members are responsible for various departments. The town maintains its own roads, has its own water system, maintains the parks and cemetery and provides street lighting. Ordinances are in place to deal with nuisances and other infringements, according to the town’s website.

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If re-elected, incumbent Curtis Hadley said he would like to improve, update and establish ordinances for the town.

If the election doesn’t favor Hadley, he said he would continue to be a voice for New Harmony. How?

“By continuing to attend town meetings and being a source of input as a local resident,” Hadley said.

New Harmony Apple Festival, New Harmony, Utah, Oct. 11, 2014 |Photo by Holly Coombs, St. George News
New Harmony Apple Festival, New Harmony, Utah, Oct. 11, 2014 |Photo by Holly Coombs, St. George News

Hadley moved to New Harmony from Layton about eight years ago and said he enjoys cycling, running, swimming and family activities when he’s not talking politics.

Challenger Fredrick Scott Pace, who has lived in New Harmony for 25 years after moving from St. George in 1990, said he enjoys the small town feel the area has to offer and, if elected, he would work to keep it that way.

“A lot of people like having the small town feeling and that’s, you know, that’s why a lot of us moved up here into the area,” Pace said. “Some of us would like to see it stay small and not grow and be big like St. George or Cedar.”

Pace said he enjoys how everybody knows everybody in New Harmony and that “if you need help, somebody’s always there to help you out.”

If not elected, Pace said he plans to keep his voice heard so the council knows “this is what the majority wants and this is how we’d like it to stay.”

As this report is published, St. George News’ attempts for comment from incumbent Robert Goodwin have not received response.

The general election is Tuesday.

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