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Harry Blecker: Candidate Profile

Campton Hills Village Board (4-year Terms) (Independent)

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City: Campton Hills

Website: Candidate did not respond.

Office sought: Campton Hills Village Board (4-year Terms)

Age: 66

Family: Married 44 years, 2 adult childern living in Colorado

Occupation: Sales

Education: Bachelor of Science in Printing Management, Rochester Institute of Technology, 1968

Civic involvement: Candidate did not respond.

Elected offices held: none

Have you ever been arrested for or convicted of a crime? If yes, please explain: NO

Candidate's Key Issues

Key Issue 1

Keeping Campton Hills a semi rural community

Key Issue 2

Helping Campton Hills grow in an organize and reasonable manor for the best interest of the entire community.

Key Issue 3

Candidate did not respond.

Questions & Answers

What is your position on the Kiva Recovery Center? If you oppose it, what alternatives do you have for the former Glenwood site? Do you believe trustees should have put a referendum question about the center on the April ballot? Why or why not?

Anti Kiva. Campton Hills should work with Glenwood school, neighboring communities, and Kane county to find a use for this property that will better serve the whole community. Yes this matter should have been put up for a referendum.This would have affected our community for years, and the people should have the right to vote on matters like this. Matters of this importance should be voted upon not left up to seven people to decide.

How should the village implement its master plan going forward? Do you see it as a rigid guideline for future growth or a document that can change over time? Please explain.

Any Master plan should by just that a plan. It should be a living document that can be adjusted as needed and concerns arise

What do you believe are the village's three most pressing issues?

Campton Hills is a small semi rural community. The biggest issue to to keep the rural nature of our community and grow in an organized sensible manor.

Last year, the village celebrated its 5th birthday. Please share your vision for the village on its 10th anniversary of incorporation.

I see the Village growing in a manor that will keep the semi rural atmosphere, that includes keeping our open lands growing and farm lands as they are. Develop the route 47 corridor in a way that it does not become another Randall Road.

Talking with your friends and neighbors, what seems to be their biggest public safety concern? Explain the concern as you see it, and discuss how you think it should be addressed.

Most people I have talked with feel very safe in our community. However as we grow we will have to look at how police and fire protection can be upgraded.Any growth will have to take into consideration increase traffic on many of the rural two lane roads. I.e. The increased traffic on McDonald road since the opening of the Sterans Road Bridge.