I want to expand senior programs but I want to get feedback from seniors on what they want.
They want to expand services but not be taxed for it.
Seniors were very against the 20 year tax for Parks and Recreation that would purchase Total Soccer.
They believed the return on investment for senior programs was outrageous for 11 million.
I AGREED AND VOTED NO
I post meeting updates on my website.
The social media posts I do provide valuable updates and information for people to read.
My cell phone, email, and messenger address are always published and people contact me by the hundreds on many issues.
I'm here to listen and my record as a trustee proves that.
As a supervisor, I will continue to listen and plan on doing town halls often to bring people in and ask their opinions.
I also plan on conducting a lot of online polling to hear feedback and help drive the township agenda.
Many residents want sidewalks for their families to walk on and have their children play on.
I've conducted surveys about which subdivisions really want to have sidewalks as well as some subdivisions that would prefer not to have them.
Listening to the residents regarding this issue is key.
I plan on continuing the quest to get sidewalks into neighborhoods where residents in that subdivision want sidewalks.
There is a responsible way to develop Washington Township.
Zoning codes need to be enforced and carefully written.
I have a voting record where I pushed for larger lot sizes which usually were in place originally. Making lots smaller is something residents wanted.
Developers of course want smaller lots but it's up to the Township and the residents to dictate larger lot sizes.
Pubic Bid Process
Pubic Bid Process
The supervisor has made it clear that it is his job to negotiate land deals.
I do not believe a supervisor is a real estate agent and broker.
We need a very transparent land purchase and land sale process.
We need a committee that comes together and does this so everything is transparent.
We need an open bid process as well that is not done behind closed doors.
Water and Sewer
Pubic Bid Process
Water rates are a very sore subject for many residents in Washington Township. We need to lower the rates.
The water plant is supposed to do that but we have to be very careful on how and when we purchase water.
We also have to pay attention to why we are laying sewers down. Is it for a a new subdivision that has not been approved or an existing business or new business?
The bottom line is we need to do a thorough data analysis before we make such expensive decisions.
I did a survey where over 1000 residents responded. Less than 5% said they watched WBRW
I have asked to see the actual viewership numbers report several times and have gotten no where.
I have read all the comments from ex-employees of WBRW and Michigan Media and have major concerns and questions. I've asked questions and expressed concerns and gotten no where.
I've asked for a building inspection from the Township internal or independent and gotten no where.
As supervisor, I will conduct a thorough analysis of WBRW and the tax payer's return on investment. That report will be made public the second I receive it as well.
We need to respect one another on the Board and especially to our citizens.
Citizens who come before the Board need to be respected - plain and simple. Too often residents have been ignored or talked down to. That is not how we need to treat our citizens.
Other communities who want to work together with our community are given the cold shoulder.
Trying to break up the library, Parks and Recreation, and media outlets are not what we should be about.
There is a way for Washington residents to have proportional representation and get along with Bruce Township and the Village of Romeo. It's been this way long before the current supervisor was elected and it should remain that way.