“I’m quite impressed with Slaughterville and its colorful history,” Koehler said. “I like the fact that we have a planning and zoning commission on one side and a board of trustees that seems well informed.”
He added that Blair and the city attorney do the “yeoman’s work” for the town and he said he’s impressed with Slaughterville’s fire department.
“It is the single most important and valuable service that the township of Slaughterville provides for its citizens,” Koehler said about the volunteer fire department.
As for his hopes and dreams for Slaughterville, Koehler said he wants to “preserve the rural lifestyle, to keep local government as small and effective as possible and as responsive and responsible as possible.” He thinks this can be done if everyone does his or her part.
Koehler said he knew he lived in a small community when he found a note in his mailbox from some 4-H members that said their four red cows had gotten out and if he saw them, please call.
Of Koehler and Baker, Blair said, “They seem very conscientious, and I’m looking forward to working with them. They’re doing a great job. I appreciate their dedication and efforts.”