Archive | March, 2011

Glenn VadeBonCoeur

March 27, 2011

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Glenn Vade Bon Coeur was a member of the plan commission before he was elected to the village board.  It was his good judgement and common sense that made him such an attractive candidate for office in 2007.  And now again in 2011.  

Regarding the comprehensive plan, Glenn believes the plan lays out a solid path for future development in our village.    Development must be appropriate to our village in size, location, type, scale and timing.  development must be oriented toward benefiting our residents and preserving the character that we treasure as our village.    It is meant to be a long-term guide, to provide stability and clear direction to the developement process.  It should not be subjected to drastic short-term changes based on the “flavor of the day” ideas.

 On April 5th please vote for Glenn Vade Bon Coeur, Cliff Mortenson, & Jim Hughes.

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James Hughes Action Items

March 27, 2011

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Riverwalk:  with a new Urban Center,  giving Winfield a central identity while creating jobs.

Reasonable and Sensible Development: let’s preserve our unique small town and natural environment as we expand our population and business community.

Communication: seek new ways to inform and listen to our neighbors.

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Good Judgement

March 27, 2011

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Glenn Vade Bon Coeur, Cliff Mortenson & James Hughes have the experience and temperament to be good trustees.  Winfield does not need critical politicians who think it is good judgement to divide our County neighbors from our village and divide the village itself!

What Winfield needs now is a Village President and Trustees who will put Winfield first during these difficult times.

Please join us in electing Glenn Vade Bon Coeur, Cliff Mortenson & James Hughes so we can put this negative campaign behind us and move forward with village business.

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RR Crossing

March 27, 2011

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The village administration worked with the Union Pacific railroad and Metra to reduce the problems with blocked crossings at Winfield Road.  This has significantly reduced the waiting times at the crossing and has improved the flow of traffic through Town Center.  What was the very simple thing that was asked of the Metra?  To stop the trains just short of Winfield Road to allow the traffic to cross ahead of the train. 

President Birutis is negotiating with Union Pacific, who owns the tracks,  to make some of the same considerations as Metra.

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Sanitary System Technology Improvements

March 27, 2011

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The well-rounded village board member must learn about and understand operational things that  professionals spend years studying. Recently the village board approved plans for an automatic raking bar screen for removal of solids at the Winfield Main station. We might not even know about the operation of things like this were it not for the engineers and public works staff keeping on top regular maintenance.

Rather than traditional grinding this advanced technology removes large solids such as trash from the waste stream, reducing problems at later stages of the process. Lucky for us.

This is another of the many issues that a village board member faces and has to make sound decisions upon. Luckily, they do this job so we don’t have to.

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Public Safety Dispatching

March 27, 2011

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This item is found in the “little things that are big things” department and part of a well run village administration.

This item was approved unanimously by the village board.

DuComm, the public safety dispatching group utilized by the village, approved an intergovernmental agreement allowing the County’s Emergency Telephone System Board to proceed equipping all DuPage public safety personnel with federally funded next generation radios.  Motorola will expand it’s STARCOM 21 system already in use by state police to support the new radios.  The purchase of 21 new radios for our police department will be funded by federal grants.

Trustees Cliff Mortenson and Glenn Vade Bon Coeur are active in the public safety of our residents.

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