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City: Glen Ellyn
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Office sought: Milton Township Board (4-year Terms)
Family: Married to Sherry, 4 children, 8 grandchildren
Occupation: President of Wheaton Bowl Former owner S. Falbo Cheese Company Former owner Origena Pizza Crust Company
Education: Junior College
Civic involvement: Registered Arbiter, Domestic Relations Court, 18th Judicial Circuit Mended Heart's Visitor Coach, Cross Country/Track, St. James Grade School, Glen Ellyn Past President, West Suburban Unico
Elected offices held: Milton Township Trustee Milton Township 73rd Precinct Committeeman
Have you ever been arrested for or convicted of a crime? If yes, please explain: No
Key Issue 1
Continue our record of efficient stewardship of tax dollars.
Key Issue 2
Inform the public of the advantages of Township Government.
Key Issue 3
Expand our youth programs.
Name the three most important goals or objectives this board should tackle in the coming term. Prioritize them, and briefly discuss why you believe each to be critical, and how the board should go about addressing them.
1. Using our combined and successful business experiences to best govern. We should tackle this goal by meeting and discussing the ongoing issues facing governing bodies today. 2. Helping our at risk youth. We should target the at risk areas and youths, perhaps coordinating with school teachers and officials, law enforcement, as well as concerned parents and citizens. 3. Continue to coordinate with other Township, County and State official.
In the 21st Century, with municipalities gobbling up vacant land, why are townships needed? Should they be serving a new role? If so, what?
I have seen very little annexation in my eight (8) years as a Milton Township Trustee. Oftentimes there is very little or no benefit for municipalities to annex, so I do not expect to see much in the future. In addition, to maintaining highways, townships assess properties, provide general assistance and maintain pioneer cemeteries.
What should be the primary responsibility of township government?
Provide general assistance (emergency housing, food pantry, medical expense and emergency utility help).
In these hard economic times, can you identify some township expenses/programs that could be trimmed or eliminated to reduce the tax burden?
No. The only services we provide that are not mandated by law are our ride program for the disabled, SALT program for senior citizens, youth program for disadvantaged youth and CERT Program(first responders) These are programs that I feel are needed and not provided by other government entities. In total their cost is less than $2 per property owner.
What specific background or experience do you bring that makes you the best qualified candidate to serve as an elected official in the township?
Lifetime small business owner and I am a second term incumbent. I attend the education programs aimed at township officials.