: Only list schools from which you’ve graduated and/or earned degrees. Please indicate if currently attending.) (
: If you’ve completed a certificate program, please list in “Other” row and indicate certificate obtained.)
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 Township Needs a Plan:Currently, the township has no formal plan other than a basic budget which is required by law.However, when one fund falls short, the General Fund is tapped without question to cover the expenses.We need to investigate why the budget was short and explain to the residents why this happened. Onceagain I strongly believe in communication from the residents, and I would highly encourage each andevery one to attend the meetings and see for yourself why a change is needed on the current board! Weneed a board that can work as a team for the betterment of our community. This economy no longeraffords us the ability to continue to operate in a business as usual manner.2.
Open Communication between the residents and the Board:I believe strongly in open government and making the community part of that plan. By makingthe community part of the plan we realize the needs of the community at whole and we are then able toincorporate those needs into the operational plan formula. Having an open government allows for theresidents to see exactly how their tax dollars are being allocated, and affords them the ability speak outwhen they have concern on those allocations.3.
Organization and staying ahead of Township business:Currently the township appears to make decisions on important issues without taking thenecessary time to completely evaluate all possible avenues. One example is that when insurance comes upfor renewal we wait to a point where there is no time set up a bid spec. and then bid out the policy. Weare then stuck in a business as usual situation and the only option is to renew our current policies. Theorganizational skills I bring fourth will allow us to plan ahead and be prepared to select from numerousoptions which will best fit the current needs of township residents and remain within the currentallocated expenditures, or to reduce expenses using the competitive bid process. The township needs touse the competitive bid process to leverage the best possible options for spending our tax dollars.
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