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Should you be elected, what are three specific areas you’d like to change, address, improve or further research, and howspecifically would you go about it?
The Governor’s new budget legislation will reduce the Townships annual budget by almost $500,000 annually with alarge portion of it affecting the Township Fire Department with some impact on the Road department. I will continuethe cross border collaborations with surrounding community leaders to move forward with further exploring andimplementing a capital equipment cost sharing program. By doing this we will be able to run the Painesville TownshipFire Department and Road department more fiscally efficient while still improving the access to newer state of the artequipment. This type of program, partnered with the automatic mutual aid program already in place will allow theTownship to better serve the residents while improving safety all the while retaining our community independence andautonomy.
As a result of the reduce tax base from shrinking property values and budget reductions from the State, the Lake CountyCommissioners are forced to continue cutting funding to the Lake County Sherriff Department. The Lake CountyCommissioners and the Sherriff have stated that these cuts will ultimately result in taking away road patrol and otherservices the Sherriff’s department presently provides the Township without additional cost to the Township. Thesecuts will leave Painesville Township with the burden of finding a way to replace the loss of services on their own. I willuse my business experience and my relationships with neighboring community officials to work to find cost effectivesolutions to ensure the Township resident receive the protection they need.
In my discussions with local residents a concern that has been voiced quite often is the lack of quality outdoorrecreation facilities for the community to use for youth sports like football, soccer and baseball in the Township. I feelthat this is something that can be resolved through the hard work and research of the Township Trustee’s office and theassistance of Township residents. Through possible grants and funding assistance from local corporations this couldbecome a reality for the Township and if elected I will work to further research and seek out these monies. Thefamilies of the Township deserve these types of amenities, especially if they can be provided without direct expense tothe Township budget and I will work to find a way to provide them to the Township.
Whether for past accomplishments or future goals, why should voters elect you?:Political office held Municipality Years served Elected orappointed?