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Scofflaw Trustees At It Again

January 10, 2013

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by Norman Abramowitz

Trustees Olson, Allen, Reyes and Hughes violated village and State of Illinois law with their illegal rezoning of the Marathon station on December 6, 2012. But the question remains – will these scofflaw trustees violate the law yet again?

The Marathon station has been zoned residential with a ‘special use’ to operate as a gas station for many decades. The Patels, the owners in 2012, were perfectly happy with this arrangement, but apparently trustees Olson, Allen, Reyes and Hughes weren’t. They wanted to forcibly rezone this to commercial, despite the heartfelt objections of the Patels and many neighbors.

The final vote to rezone Marathon was at the November 15th board meeting. But since Trustee Reyes was not present they did not have the votes, and the rezoning failed. In a parliamentary move, Trustee Allen […]

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Can You Believe This?

December 9, 2012

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by Rock Rockett

So, here’s something you’ll have a hard time understanding…….as I did.

At the December 6th Village Board meeting the Trustees had the responsibility of passing an ordinance to ban video gaming in the Village of Winfield. Passing the ordinance was seen, by normal people, as a simple move to update our Village ordinances to make our Village code consistent with the outcome of the November 6th election at which the good people of Winfield voted by 55% to 45% to ban video gaming in Winfield. That’s a margin of nearly 800 votes, so there should be no question as to the ‘will of the people’ on this issue.

When the Village Attorney was asked why the Board needs to vote on this issue since it was already passed by referendum, the Attorney told them that it was an administrative procedure to pass the ordinance banning video gambling and, therefore, updating our Village code to be consistent with the referendum decision. Otherwise, our Village code will not reflect the outcome of the Nov. 6th election and could confuse any current or prospective businesses interested in implementing video gaming in their place of business.

So, what do you think the fine Trustees of Winfield did? That’s right! You know them well. Olson voted NO, Reyes voted NO, Hughes voted NO and Allen voted NO. Spande and Bajor did the right thing and voted YES, but once again lost out to the 4 man righteous majority who are intent on having their way regardless of the ‘will of the people.’ Democracy be damned – according to Olson and company!

But alas, there is hope. We can stop this nonsense on the April 9th election. Looking forward to that day and hope you are too!

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Police Study Results Are In

August 2, 2012

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This post comes to us from Keep the Winfield Police

CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL REPORT FROM REM

The REM Police study results are in. Please take your time and read ALL of the options and results. We know that Trustee Allen is only going to trumpet his disbandment option and pick out the parts of the study that serve his argument best. So please read it, ask questions and form your own conclusion.

Also, there will be a very important “Public Meeting” with the Village Board and REM on Wednesday August 8th at 7:00pm in the CDH auditorium (main entrance).

We will get a chance to ask the Trustees direct questions and REM will be presenting their findings. Please tell all of your friends and neighbors and try and attend since I do not think it will be on Comcast.

It is our chance to get answers and let them know we want to keep our own police.

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My Home Near Roosevelt Road

March 26, 2011

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by Terry Cooper

I live on Winfield Rd, near Roosevelt. I am writing because, one way or another, my house will be directly affected by rezoning my neighborhood commercial. And because it is my house I have an interest in the matter.

Today I was on Geneva Rd. at Pleasant Hill, by the CVS drug store. Not counting CVS there are three relatively new strip malls on those corners.

For those who may have forgotten a compatriot of Tim Allen’s supporters, a former Trustee, had a financial interest in this some of the land in that area. Through the village board at that time he received variances that enabled him to build. As a result, this Trustee made money. But, now of about 10 store fronts, only four of them have businesses in them, the rest are vacant. The strip mall across the street is worse. It is entirely vacant.

I have a suggestion. Why doesn’t Mr. Allen try to fill those storefronts first, before he tries to build more storefronts in my neighborhood? That would be the logical thing to do. But we know he won’t.

So, dear voters don’t let the developers or their candidates bulldoze a beautiful part of Winfield for an empty promise. The only thing Green about them is the money.

Please vote for VadeBonCoeur, Mortenson and Hughes. They have the interests of the Village in mind.

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More on Winfield’s Pinocchio

March 22, 2011

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by Rock & Vivian Rockett

As residents of Winfield for the past 10 years, my husband and I are active citizens and favor open government-run by fair-minded, elected officials. Recently, we’ve been concerned about what we hear from one of the Village Trustee candidates, Tim Allen.

Tim Allen wrote in his blog that people who live in unincorporated areas should not have a say in development plans for their area because they do not pay Winfield taxes. That’s false! Those families pay taxes for our schools, park district and fire district. And sales tax to the Village. Records can be obtained from the township assessor’s office.

Tim Allen told residents that 7 acres of office buildings on the corner of Roosevelt and Winfield could generate $75,000 in tax revenues for the village which could be used for roads. WRONG AGAIN. The village receives merely 3% of the property tax revenue collected. That would mean a total property tax bill of $2,500,000 annually! And that’s absurd.

Tim Allen wrote that the current administration would never seek a border agreement with West Chicago. That’s a LIE. Village President Birutis asked for and received a border agreement from West Chicago. The reality is that the agreement is not acceptable and is being negotiated. Please contact Village Hall for a copy.

Tim Allen wrote that when politicians choose to allow an asset like Roosevelt road lay fallow, it means that residents pay more in real estate taxes. That’s also FALSE.  New construction and annexations have no effect on the property tax rate. Contact Village Hall for further information.

Do you really want someone like this on Winfield’s Village Board? I DON’T! Please join me in supporting Glenn VadeBonCoeur, Cliff Mortenson and Jim Hughes for Village Trustee positions.

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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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