Tom Trapani: Candidate Profile

Rolling Meadows City Council Ward 6

  • Tom Trapani, running for Rolling Meadows City Council Ward 6

    Tom Trapani, running for Rolling Meadows City Council Ward 6

 
Updated 3/20/2017 3:32 PM

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City: Rolling Meadows

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Office sought:

Rolling Meadows City Council Ward 6

Age: 66

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Family: 3 sons, Peter, Jonathan And Nick

1 daughter, Christina

Occupation: retired

Education: 2 yrs college

assoc. degree in management

Civic involvement: 32 yrs. on the Rolling Meadows Park Board

13 Yrs. City of Rolling Meadows Plan Commission

AYSO Soccer coach

Elected offices held: 32 yrs on the Rolling Meadows Park Board

Questions & Answers

What makes you the best candidate for the job?

Retired city employee, 32 years of experience on the park board, and a self employed contractor

As your Alderman my top priority would be the development of the Dominicks property on Kirchoff road and the Fire station on the south end of the City.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

What is your opinion of your community's present level of local sales and property taxes? Is the tax just right, too low or too high? Explain.

Both tax rates appear to be holding fairly consistent for the past few years and are comparable to the surrounding communities. I do think that the sales tax should be lowered as an incentive to bring more businesses into the city.

What should be done with the long-vacant Dominick's site?

While it would be nice to develop that property as commercial or a mix of commercial and residential the market will determine what the best use of that property is. The council should support that and offer any incentive it can to help redevelop this property.

Where, if anywhere, could the current budget be trimmed, and conversely, are there areas the budget does not give enough money to?

While I have some ideas in regards to the budget I do not whish to discuss them at this time.

Do you support the fire department's plan to replace Fire Station 15 with a new station to the south, and Fire Station 16 with a new station to the east?

The City needs a fire station on the south end of the city and has for a long time. It should have been built when the city had grant money to build it. I don't see a need to relocate station 16 at this time.

What other issues, if any, are important to you as a candidate for this office?

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Please name one current leader who most inspires you.

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What is the biggest lesson you learned at home growing up?

always tell the truth

If life gave you one do-over, what would you spend it on?

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What was your favorite subject in school and how did it help you in later life?

math

If you could give your children only one piece of advice, what would it be?

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