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Michael Millette: Candidate Profile

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

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Note: Answers provided have not been edited for grammar, misspellings or typos. In some instances, candidate claims that could not be immediately verified have been omitted.

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Bio

City: Campton Hills

Website: Candidate did not respond.

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

Age: 48

Family: Married, one child

Occupation: Civil Engineer

Education: BSCE; MPA expected in 2014

Civic involvement: Boy Scouts Civil War Preservation American Public Works Association

Elected offices held: Village Trustee 2007 - present

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

Candidate's Key Issues

Key Issue 1

Completing the Vilalge's comprehensive plan and implementing it.

Key Issue 2

Hiring a Village Administrator

Key Issue 3

Continue to live within our fiscal means.

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?

While I have never denied the societal need for such a facility, the weight of the burden would have been heavy on the immediate properties and the surrounding neighborhoods. Ideally, the site would continue as a boarding school. I did not support the idea of a referendum. I believe the State Statute is clear that land use decisions are the responsibility of the governing authority having jurisdiction, which is our Village Board.

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.

The Comprehensive Plan is a living document and must be revisited every five to seven years. It is a guideline to the types of development which the Village most desires. The possibility exists that a future landowner may have an idea which we did not consider during the Plan's development and which our future citizens may want. That's why it cannot be carved in stone. However, our core principles - low density, semi-rural atmosphere, sustainable developent - should be considered as fairly set.

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

1. Solidifying our Comp Plan through ordinance amendments and the adoption of complementary development guidelines. 2. Working with our business partners to strengthen our professional and retail centers along Route 64. 3. Completing our staffing plan and hiring an administrator.

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

We will have seen a return to housing growth - Norton Lakes will be underway and infill homes will be built and under construction throughout the Village. The roundabout at Route 47 and Burlington will have spurred some green development in the nothwest part of town. More folks will be happy to have a say in how their Village has been developed since 2007.

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.

That Kiva will receive thier special use permit from the County and that our Police Department will be called upon to respond to situations there because we are closer than the Sheriff. We have an excellent working relationship with the Sheriff's Department and I would expect that our Chief and the Sheriff will present a plan specific to the situation as it develops for our review. There are too many unknowns right now to speculate on how the situation would be addressed.

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