Earlier this year Danah Zoulek (resident of Village of Richfield) and Jeff Gonyo (resident of Town of Polk) canvassed the residents of Richfield getting signatures to add 2 more people to the Richfield village board and mandate term limits for Richfield village board members. They got the necessary number of signatures to require a referendum but since then many people have said they wish they never had signed that paper.
Recently the residents in the Town of Polk voted, in a referendum, to raise their taxes by $0.36 or $0.37 cents per thousand. While the elected officials of Polk know what is needed to efficiently operate that community, where is Jeff's outrage that the taxes on his mother's home will go up?
Jeff Gonyo is a known political activist and has been active in Richfield since 1997. According to the First Amendment of the USA he has the right to free speech.
No one seems to know where he works. Does he have a job? Yet this is the man, along with Danah Zoulek, who wants to make demands on the residents of the Village of Richfield.
Does the Village of Richfield need to have 7 people on the village board when his home Town of Polk only has 3 members? Does the Village of Richfield need to constrain the opportunity for good people to offer their services to the community by enacting TERM LIMITS? Town of Polk does not have TERM LIMITS.
December 1 is the first day someone can begin to get nomination signatures for elected positions in towns, villages and cities. Is Jeff going to run for Town Supervisor in the Town of Polk because the residents voted to increase his mothers taxes? Is Jeff going to get his buddies to run for office in the Village of Richfield? Is Danah Zoulek, Jeff's buddy, going to again run for office like she did in 2015?
Yes, we all have the protection of free speech. Each of you has the same right and it can be used on election day.