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Website: Candidate did not respond.
Office sought: Kildeer Village Board (4-year Terms)
Family: Married, two children
Occupation: Candidate did not respond.
Education: BS in Business Admin & Spanish
Civic involvement: Candidate did not respond.
Elected offices held: Trustee, Village of Kildeer 2009-2013
Have you ever been arrested for or convicted of a crime? If yes, please explain: No.
To position the Village of Kildeer so that needed services are sustainable in both the short and long term.
To ensure that Kildeer remains a very desirable residential community.
To be responsive to resident concerns.
The Board shares a vision of Kildeer as a premier municipality and each member is dedicated to taking those steps that continually improve the place where we live.
Last March residents chose to strike the appropriate balance between revenues and expenses. Voters overwhelmingly approved an electric aggregation program which resulted in significant utility bill savings for households (the savings for households in the program typically exceeded the Village's portion of their property tax). At the same time voters also overwhelmingly approved increasing the non-home rule sales tax by 1/2 of one percent. The increased revenue from the sales tax provides funding source for maintenance programs to prevent deterioration of the village's infrastructure.
The risk of traffic accidents on Quentin Rd just north of Rand Rd as cars enter and exit a gas station. The Village is cooperating with Lake County in the design of an intersection improvement which will install medians at this critical location. Construction of the medians will take place this spring and will include trees and flowers to improve the appearance as well as the safety of the intersection.
Village expenses were reduced from 4 to 3.65 million dollars during the term of the incumbent Board Members. During this same period Village reserves increased from $200,000 to $950,000. Village Board priorities are public safety and infrastructure maintenance and the goal is to have sustainable funding for both.
Residents benefited from electric aggregation and the Village would pursue a gas aggregation program if allowed by the state legislature.Copyright © 2013 Paddock Publications, Inc. All rights reserved.