Recently a news reporter from the Daily News called and asked me to respond to a few questions. I am requesting my responses be included in a Richfield Today article as many residents of Richfield do not receive the Daily News.
2022 Candidate for Trustee Village of Richfield Bio
- Age 62
- Large Corporation Transformation Coach and Agent
- 30 years in Village of Richfield
- First elected Richfield Village Trustee in 2009. Have served for 14 years all in the Village of Richfield as Trustee.
- Appointed Trustee to the Plan Commission for 7 years
- Served on various ad-hoc volunteer committees prior to running for office
- Richfield Parade Committee
- Member Lions Club.
I am a fiscal conservative which is by far the majority of residents in Richfield. The Germantown Trustee experienced person running (for the same office) desires to hire people to look for code violations throughout the village. Report them and issue citations. I believe that our existing anonymous reporting system works just fine and does not cost the taxpayers any money. No additional staff, no additional vehicle, no additional gas charges. Experts in the fields of HVAC, decks, plumbing, and electrical as examples would look into the complaint and use their years of experience and knowledge and training to suggest what might need to be rectified. Additionally, this same person (candidate) desires to make poly structures in the village illegal. I believe there is a place for poly structures as many people have motorcycles, cars, snowmobiles and boats as examples that need sheltering during various times of the year. I also do not support the quadplex proposal on Hwy Q and Hwy 164. The (Plan Commission) meeting minutes reflect my Germantown opponent as saying this is something the Village needs. And finally, I believe that Basses Taste of Country, as long as they are operating in their conditional use permit, is an asset to the community. It is my understanding that my Germantown opponent is not in favor of this business,
Question 2 What would be your top priority if elected?
To keep Richfield as Richfield. We agree that Richfield is different. However, I do not believe we are different like Germantown is different. Germantown is a wonderful community and offers many things that I take advantage of. But we are not them.
What makes you the best person to fill this seat?
All of my (years of) experience as Trustee is from the village of Richfield. My opponents' experience (as Trustee) is all from Germantown. I have met with and talked with many residents in Richfield and belong to several organizations within the community. I believe I know the people and what they like and what they do not like.
Vote to Re-Elect Bill Collins on April 5th, 2022.