Endorsements: Boland, Sauer, Weiner in North Barrington
Voters in North Barrington will choose from four candidates -- three of them incumbents -- to fill three village board trustee seats in the April 7 election.
The village of North Barrington is in good shape. It is not in debt, it has solid cash reserves and it is mindful of its spending. The current board most likely plays a big part in that. The biggest issue among the four candidates is the condition of the roads. All four hopefuls agree that improving road conditions and drainage should be a priority.
We like the current mix of trustees. Janice Sauer was appointed a year and a half ago. She offers a fresh perspective with new ideas on technology and budget-trimming. Her husband, Bruce Sauer, is past village president, so she knows politics in town. Incumbents Pete Boland and Lawrence Weiner bring experience and many combined years on the board. They see eye-to-eye with Sauer on road improvement, along with agreeing the DiMucci property development is currently a nonissue but will be good for the village if and when it brings in mixed commercial use.
While not currently on the board, John Schnure isn't a newcomer. He's been a two-term trustee in town, along with serving on all village commissions at one time or another. Currently he is a member of the planning commission. Schnure is like-minded with the current board and knows the issues. He would make a fine addition, but we see no reason to disrupt the success of the present composition of the board.
The Daily Herald endorses Sauer, Boland and Weiner.