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Springfield Township Area Residents Take a Stand!

Special Meeting – Warder Nursery Development – December 14, 2015

Here is the video from last night’s special meeting at The Grove. The room was packed, lots of folks standing in the back because there weren’t enough seats. The “Keep Warder Wild” group was there in force and put up a lot of opposition. It reminded me of the days when we were opposing/protesting the JEDZ tax. The crowd was fired up and the trustees had to answer a lot of tough questions. The video is pretty long, and I apologize for the amateur videography, had to move the camera to a different location at one point to get a good shot, and tried to run it handheld for a while, ended up going back and getting the tripod and things stabilized a bit…

October Work Session and November meetings

I know it has been a while since I’ve made a post, been busy playing post-election catch up since I basically put my life on hold for several months while running for township trustee this past cycle. I have still been attending the meetings and I have the video from all of them. Here is the video from the October work session meeting and both the November regular and work session meetings.

I will work to get the videos online in a more timely fashion going forward.

-Kyle

JEDZ Board Meeting – September 30, 2015

The JEDZ Board met this morning at 9am, two members were absent. It was announced that business compliance is now up to 70% and that the JEDZ tax will bring in $2.1-$2.2 million this year. With general fund expenditures being reduced by 35% (about $1.5 million) and the JEDZ bringing in about the same amount of money that was cut by the state, how is it that we don’t have money to fix our roads?

Who is on the ballot this November in Springfield Twp? – Updated

Well, the August 5 filing deadline for the November 3 election has come and gone, here is a little info on all of the candidates for Township Trustee this year…

Gwen McFarlin – She is the incumbent, the only Democrat on the board of trustees. In office 20 years now, Gwen has voted to put tax levies on the ballot 13 times during her tenure as township trustee. She was also in favor of the JEDZ earnings tax that passed in May of 2014. By all accounts she seems to be very nice and professional. It’s clear that she cares about her community and wants to do what she feels is the right thing for the township, however 20 years is an awful long time to hold political office unless you are making a career of it.

Kyle W. Hufford – A local entrepreneur and political activist, Kyle and his wife have been living in Springfield Township for 7 years, they have a daughter who attends elementary school in Finneytown. He is the Republican endorsed candidate and is running on a “no new taxes” platform. He was also the driving force behind the opposition of the JEDZ earnings tax that passed in 2014. Kyle would like to put the township’s checkbook and financial data online for all Springfield Township taxpayers to see. He says he would also like to find a way, using existing revenue, to put more of the township’s resources towards fixing our roads.

Judith Boyce was also on the ballot, but decided to drop out of the race this past Monday.

So, how will you vote this November? Tell us below in the comments section!

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