First of a series.
Roger Waterman’s three terms on council in the 1980s helped motivate him to run now. “I found it very challenging and one of the most interesting and long-term learning experiences of my life,” Waterman said.
Waterman served from 1982 to 1988, when councilors were elected for two-year terms. “That was an exciting time for the community, but so is now,” Waterman said.
The county had very little money then. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Atomic City Assistance payments comprised a third of the budget.
“We were in a situation where we didn’t have any money to do repair streets, to do any capital improvements.”