On June 13, Augusta will be electing a new city councilor. Enclosed are my reasons why I think the most qualified person is Stanley C. Koski. He graduated from Cony in 1963 and then attended University of Maine in Orono, where he was awarded a degree in electrical engineering in 1968. He was hired as an electrical engineer at the Central Maine Power corporate headquarters in Augusta, where he continued working until he retired in 2010. While working at CMP he represented the company by serving on a multitudes of committees and sub-committees.

In 1972 Paul Poulin was city manager and the city began installing new traffic signals system with state-of-the-art electronic controls. Koski met with Poulin and offered his unpaid volunteer services, and Poulin was happy to accept his offer to maintain the traffic lights, since at that time very few individuals were familiar with that modern technology. Koski continued to do so for 31 years.

When other communities heard of this they invited Koski to perform the same kind of unpaid services for them. He agreed and served the communities of Waterville, Brunswick, Bath, Rumford, Rockland, Westbrook, Sanford, and many more. In fact, from 1972 to 2000 he performed work on traffic signals at least once on every county in Maine.

Last but not least, Koski served admirably on the City Council from 2002 to 2007.

For my money that makes Koski a most conscientious civic-minded citizen that will serve Augusta well when he takes his seat on the council.

Paul Douin


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