January 20, 2014
Hi XX XX:
I am running for Village Trustee and need all the support I can get. (Yes he does as he has lost prior elections) We have fielded 5 candidates forcing (why do they want to waste your taxes forcing a primary election) a February 18th primary with the 2 incumbents. As our Village just decided to move our voting location to Crown of Life School across from Village Hall, (Northbrook Church is expanding and cannot hold the election) we expect the turnout to be very small so every vote counts.
Today, I found out end of December every year, absentee ballot requests expire and must be resubmitted. (Partly false per GAB. Indefinitely confined voters are persons who, because of age, physical illness, infirmity or disability, are eligible to receive ballots automatically for all elections. Absentee votes account for about 35% of all votes ina general election and over 50% in primaries. Enclosed are absentee ballot applications. Please consider voting.
I'm still turning over rocks but I have found a lot already. (He found a lot of rocks? yes he is dead weight) Our current Village Board is doing some very hinky (hinky meaning is strange or unstable, check the history of Richfield and you will find most things are standard and stable) things.
They're crying they need higher taxes to pay for road maintenance (which trustee said they need higher taxes for roads, no proof) but instead of fixing our roads, their paying their buddies. (Seems he should be able to tell you who he considers buddies.) They paid the last Village Administrator $136K, $30-40K higher than similar positions in West Bend, Hartford, Slinger, or Germantown. Now they want to spend our money a larger Village Hall. (where did he hear anything about a larger village hall?) (What source is there for that statement?)
While our Village is not fixing our roads, they have amassed a reserve fund that is between 55% and 70% - they keep playing games with account names. Most municipalities have a reserve fund of 15%. (What source for those statistics) Our Village Board refuses to say what their plans are for the money. (Check the village budget indicating items such as trucks etc in the designated fund account. Also check the Capital Improvement Plan for future village decisions.)
I did find out there are 2 Reflection Villages Planned. The second one is called "The Meadows." Reflections Village was originally zoned for 146 homes each on list sizes as small as 1/4 acre with shared water and sewer services. The Village's hydrologist told the Village Board before they approved the project that the water table there is so shallow that is will only support 7 or 8 homes.
What they are up to, I don't know (he said it, HE DOES NOT KNOW, he does not know because he never attends village meetings) but without your vote on February 18th, I will never get on the inside to find out and protect our interests. (Hopefully he will not get inside, that would be disastrous. If Richfield residents go to the polls and vote for Bill Collins and Dan Neu they will show they trust what the village is doing.)