The village board voted to approve the 2016 budget which is a $0.01 reduction per $1,000 of a homeowners property value. More importantly they allocated more money for road improvements next year, up to $700,000. They also included a new bridge in the Nature park, and new plow truck. So sad that a Town of Polk resident Jeff Gonyo can speak negatively regarding the Village of Richfield's budget.
Nine people talked and only 2 spoke in favor of Scenic Pit. Will Hessenauer commended the village board members for running a good village and said the 2016 budget is a prudent budget.
Marie Graziano spoke and noted the LLC has only one thing in mind and that is to do whatever they want with no regard for village residents. It is all money driven.
Marie questioned why Jeff is supporting the Scenic Pit when he is against projects that increase traffic. Which is just what this project will do. She restated that Jeff had concerns about groundwater contamination at two other sites but now it is not his concern. He is talking out of both sides of his mouth.
Lois Hessenauer attended the meeting and afterward noted privately that Marie's comments were right on point. Lois was impressed with the facts stated by Marie. She also said Marie got the greatest applause after speaking.
The Scenic Pit appeal has not been scheduled as of this date.