Archive | February, 2011

Tim Allen is Winfield’s Pinocchio

February 27, 2011

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by Rock Rockett

Like most of you, my wife and I enjoy living in Winfield. We’re active citizens and favor open government-run by fair-minded, elected officials. Recently, I’ve been concerned about what I hear from one of the Village Trustee candidates, Tim Allen.

Tim Allen gave residents of Klein Creek a flyer saying their taxes would go up $1,000 per year if they voted yes for the road referendum. That’s NOT true. Not one resident in Klein Creek subdivision would have their taxes increased by $1,000. In fact, according to tax records, the highest would have been only half of that amount.

Tim Allen also told Klein Creek residents that only one of their streets would be repaired if they voted for the road referendum. That’s also NOT true. In fact, all of their streets would be repaired within the first couple of years. This was pointed out in the Special Edition of the Winfield Word regarding the road referendum.

In an effort to divide our village, Tim Allen printed a flyer with a map trying to portray that the majority of the village board lives south of the tracks. That’s also NOT true. The village board is equally represented from both sides of the tracks. Trustees’ addresses are listed in the monthly Winfield Word.

Tim Allen tried to make residents believe that Winfield United spent $31,635 in a single election. That’s a LIE. That amount was actually spent over 3 elections. Opposing candidates and their political action committees (Citizens  for Winfield, Tony for the People, etc.) spent TWICE that amount in the same elections. Records can be obtained from the DuPage County Election Commission.

In opposing the road referendum, Tim Allen created a video with a road construction company in which he tried to deceive Winfield residents about the cost of repairing our roads. That was a LIE. Cass Price, Vice President of the company said that the video and information presented were totally misleading. Contact Village Hall for details.

Tim Allen says that the Village Board passed on developments such as a Country Inn on Roosevelt Rd and CDH’s Proton Center. That’s another LIE. These development proposals NEVER came before the Board. You can confirm this in the Village Board minutes.

Do you really want someone like this representing you? I DON’T. I favor truthful, fair-minded elected officials and ask you to join me in supporting Jim Hughes, Cliff Mortenson, and Glenn VadeBonCoeur for seats on the Village Board.

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Cliff Mortenson

February 27, 2011

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This Marine Corps veteran has been a resident of Winfield for 20 plus years and is serving  his second appointment as trustee.  Cliff is a Firefighter and arson investigator with the city of Wheaton and also heads  C. J. Mortenson Construction Company in Winfield.      He is the former chairman of the Winfield Plan Commission and presided over the last several residential development projects in Winfield.

Cliff’s experience and management skill make him an ideal choice for trustee

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James Hughes

February 27, 2011

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Jim Hughes is a fairly new resident to Winfield but not to Milton Township.  He and his lovely wife Sue have lived in the area for several years, in the unincorporated area of Wheaton before coming to Winfield.   He is CEO of Citrus Micro, an on line software company.  As a “computer guy” Jim is eager to get started improving the communications between the village and the residents.

Jim served on the Riverwalk Committee and spearheaded the first ever Taste of Winfield to raise money for the Riverwalk and to raise awareness for the project.

He has been attending every meeting held at village hall in an effort to learn all he can about the people and functions of the committees.   Running a village like Winfield takes the help and input of a great many people.

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Glenn VadeBonCoeur

February 27, 2011

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Glenn VadeBonCoeur was elected trustee in 2007. Since then he has served on the Administration and Finance committee, Riverwalk committee, public works committee and the communication and technology committee. Before becoming a trustee, Glenn served for two years on the plan commission. Glenn possesses a common sense view of the village budget and monetary problems. Two years ago when the Pedestrian underpass was being hotly debated he held fast until the project could be fully funded with outside sources. The funding for the underpass has come from private, federal and state resources. Glenn sees the future in Winfield as being one with a strong Town Center, and a thriving business community.

Glenn’s top priority will continue to be the village finances and budget. He and the current board of trustees are committed to keeping Winfield’s financial health in the “black”.

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