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Website: Candidate did not respond.
Office sought: Bartlett Village Board (4-year Terms)
Family: Wife Carol Son Ryan Daughter Jenelle
Occupation: Chief Finance Officer Global Intermodal Transport, Rockdale IL
Education: Harper College Carthage College
Civic involvement: Little League Umpire - 5 Years Little League / Travel League - 12 years Bartlett Police Officer 1990-1994
Elected offices held: Candidate did not respond.
Have you ever been arrested for or convicted of a crime? If yes, please explain: No
Key Issue 1
Review the budget process in which the Village plans for future expenditures. Compiling a Budget only works if you stick to it's parameters, which includes not over spending that Budget.
Key Issue 2
Ear marking the new utility tax revenues to have every dollar repay the bonds that were just issued for street repairs.
Key Issue 3
Strive to have the Villages Financial position be self reliant due to the likely nonexistent funds from the State and Federal levels.
What can the village do to encourage more development into Bartlett, particularly in the Brewster Creek Business Park?
A simple review of the local ordinances that control the restrictions of Business, may need to be addressed to allow this additional influx of revenue.
With millions of dollars in budget cuts the last few years, how will you make sure the village continues providing good services to residents?
By reviewing the actual Budget, and establishing contingencies for catastrophic repairs, street maintenance, and items that may not be funded by State or Federal funding in the future.
Weigh the value of late liquor licenses to local businesses (4 a.m. in the case of the Cadillac Ranch) against safety concerns. Should 4 a.m. licenses continuie to be permitted? If so, what can be done to curb the number of incidents?
I agree the 4 AM Licensing should be reevaluated by the Village Board, and if any changes are to be determined, the Police Department should have a bearing in that decision as to the Public Safety.
Given the delicate balance between the need for revenue and over-taxing local businesses, what is your opinion of Bartlett's present level of local sales taxes? Is the tax just right, too low or too high? Explain.
Considering any change to local sales tax revenue would be a detriment to the Villages plan to expand the Brewster Creek Business Park, and "Downtown Scape". The increase in Business presence should offset the need to increase sales tax.
What are the village's biggest public safety concerns? Explain the concern as you see it, and discuss how you think it should be addressed.
The biggest safety concern is the intersection of US RT 59 and Stearns Road. With the existence of all the entrance and exit ramps at this intersection from local stores, there are several safety hazards. With the expansion of Walgreen's at this intersection, the exit ramp from Brewster Creek plaza should not allow a left (eastbound) turn onto Stearns Rd.