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Crim Announces for Johnston Town Council

web posted June 12, 2014

JOHNSTON – To the Voters of Johnston’s District #1: I am Eleanor Priest Crim, and I am announcing my candidacy for the Johnston Town Council. I have lived in Johnston since I was five years old, and I have been a resident of what is now District #1 since 1955.
  
While living in our district, I have seen many changes, including the roads going from dirt to being paved.   After my mother-in-law , Angel Crim worked in the late 1950s with the town council to get the Ridge Road and Lanier Road section of our town incorporated in to the town limits after a vote by the area’s residence.  Also, our water went from wells to city water and later to county water, a great improvement considering our long, hot, and sometimes dry summers.

After my two boys Gene and Michael were in school, I was employed at Globe Finance on Sawyer Avenue, and then I opened Crim Finance and also worked in the area as an insurance agent for both Liberty Life and Independent Life insurance agencies.
 
I retired in August of 1996, after Michael finished Clemson.  My husband Earl joined me in retirement in 1999.  Shortly thereafter, we both took the helm of The Johnston Food Bank, following the death of our dear friend, Cynthia Jones.  In 2009, after Earl’s death, I turned the food bank over to Dan and Deborah Henderson, who run it to this day.

The reason I am running for the District #1 seat on The Johnston Town Council is simply this:  I want to work with the town council to insure that our town government runs efficiently and within its means.  Simply put, our town should not outspend its tax base.

What do I want to see happen in District # 1?
•    I will work with the Johnston Police Department to increase its visibility in the district.
•    I want the Lanier and Ridge Road areas to have a park or a recreation area so that our teenagers do not have to play basketball in the middle of the streets.  
•    Seventy percent of District #1 is isolated from the other sections of Johnston.  If a resident wanted to walk the 1.5 miles from the town limit sign on Ridge Road  to the business district of Johnston, he or she would walk on a paved road though a swampy area with little light, if any, at night.  If a resident of Gibson Heights wanted to make that same journey, he or she would have to walk at least a quarter of a mile on Highway 121.    That journey must be made safer because quite often a young teenager is making it.
•    I also feel that because I live on a by-pass that connects Highway 121 with Highway 23, I would like better control of the litter that is created by the traffic and by some people who treat Lanier Road like their personal trash dump. 

I want to see these objectives completed without outspending our tax base. 

Once again, I am Eleanor Priest Crim, and remember to VOTE FOR ME July 8, 2014, for Johnston Town Council’s District #1.







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