Endorsements: Grabarek, Kukoff, Rullman for Elburn village board

  • Upper from left, William Grabarek and David Gualdoni and lower, from left , John Krukoff and Michael Rullman are candidates for Elburn Village Board  in the 2015 election.

    Upper from left, William Grabarek and David Gualdoni and lower, from left , John Krukoff and Michael Rullman are candidates for Elburn Village Board in the 2015 election.

 
The Daily Herald Editorial Board
Posted2/27/2015 1:00 AM

Incumbents William Grabarek and David Gualdoni are running, in addition to candidates John Krukoff and Michael Rullman, for three four-year terms on the Elburn village board. Grabarek's knowledgeable and wise approach to the big picture of village finances will serve the board well. Grabarek also offers ideas for detailed enhancements for building a sense of community such as a walking tour brochure for the village or a farmers market that could be coordinated through local organizations such as Lions Club or similar community groups. Krukoff's background in research and several positions in municipal government combined with his encouraging attitude are desirable. Krukoff also brings experience of four years-plus with the village in his capacity as a planning commissioner. Notably, he has served since before the emergence of the Elburn Station development.

Krukoff speaks of improving downtown Elburn to serve as a complement to Elburn Station. Incumbent Gualdoni has demonstrated his ability to keep the village's interests a priority, reactively expressing dismay at the lack of communication within the village, but Rullman's initiative and proactive ideas for encouraging public participation in board action especially appealing. For instance, Rullman suggests communicating to residents through messages on their utility bills.

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Like most communities, Elburn will be faced with the challenge of maintaining the quality of life in their town with very little positive change in revenue in coming years. The endorsed candidates offer at the very least a set of ideas that can serve as a constructive starting point and attitude to deal with the current financial reality. Grabarek, Krukoff, and Rullman are endorsed.

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