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Cory Applegate to run for city council


Last updated 7/28/2021 at 9:24am | View PDF

My Name is Cory Applegate, and I am writing to ask for your vote. I am running for Ward 3 representative on the Fountain City Council.

To tell you a little about myself, I am currently on the Fountain Planning Commission and just recently received my Colorado state journeyman's electrical license. The two issues I want to focus on are infrastructure and public safety.

First, infrastructure is a huge issue. Some roads in Fountain were not built right when bigger housing tracts were put in. Now City Council is faced with the challenge of trying to fix those roads as well as maintain the roads that carry the most traffic. In my six years working in construction, I have seen the price for materials and labor go up; the sooner we fix these problems with the roads, the more cost effective it will be.

Secondly, public safety is also a critical issue. I cannot give enough praise to Chief Heberer. Chief Heberer has great men and women that serve under him. We see so many other police stations in bigger cities have many internal problems. Fountain PD does not see nearly as many internal issues. Also, to keep an ambulance in every firehouse in Fountain would give us all peace of mind. We would know that our firefighters and EMS would be better prepared for any emergency they may be thrown into.

I am asking for your vote because I want to advocate for every citizen in Fountain. City Council has good people that have done so much for the city of Fountain. This year we will see a new mayor and three new council members, and it is important to keep Fountain moving in the right direction. To keep making improvements to roads and sidewalks. Keep updating the equipment and training for our first responders. Most importantly, to keep representing the people of Fountain and make the decisions that best serve everyone. With your help, I will continue the hard work it takes to make Fountain a city where everyone wants to live. Please vote in the Nov. 2 election, and I will keep advocating for all of Fountain. Thank you in advance.


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