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Page Twelve N/Warren Townand News Thursday, October 29, 2015 JACKSON Concluded from p. 1 A. "City Council mem— ber, city of Norwalk (No- vember 2013-present); City of Norwalk Economic Development Committee, Council Representative (2014—present), Norwalk Community Infrastructure Advisory Committee (2011-2013).” Q. Have you been active in other community projects and if so, what are they? A. "Membership in Pro- fessional/Civic Organiza- tions: City Council Mem- ber, City of Norwalk (No- vember 2013—present), City of Norwalk Economic Development Committee, Council Representative (2014-present), Lakewood Village Association (2006- current) member, Board of Directors, President of the Board (2009-current), Candeo Iowa (2007-2014) Member, Board of Direc- tors & former Chairperson of the Board, Association of Corporate Council, member and Iowa State Bar Association, Member. ” Q. What are your hob— bies and/or special inter- ests? A. Being involved on the City Council, as well as my career, both keep me pretty busy! But in my spare time I enjoy taking the boat out on the lake, cheering , on the Hawkeyes, spending time outdoors with friends and hanging out with my nephew (Rocky) and my two nieces (Bianca and Vanessa)! (NAPSl—“The right type of coffee consumed respon- sibly can definitely be a tasty and healthy part of daily life,” said Suk Cho, Ph.D. and Chief Science Officer with Isagenix, which offers pre- mium and organic, slow- roasted coffee. Learn more at www.isagenix.com. . fit It School lunchboxes can now contain a healthful, easy—to- pack, lightweight, mess-free and non-refrigerated fruit snack called Crispy Fruit, from Crispy Green. It’s 100 percent pure fruit freeze- dried in slices and in indi- vidual, single-serving pack- ets. Learn more at www. crispygreencom. The pig is the best prob- lem solver among the booted animals. KUHL Concluded from p. 1 the other committee work required in that role. I would like to help keep ,Norwalk the kind of com- munity we’d want our children and grandchil- dren to live in.” Q. If this is the first time you are seeking election to the City Council have you attended council meetings prior to your becoming a candidate? ' A. "Yes, I have attended around 336 regular city council meetings.” Q. Do you serve on any city boards or committees and if so which ones? A. “I have served on the Norwalk infrastructure study committee (NCIS), both the police building and fire station study com- mittees, the City/School Committee and several employee selection com- mittees.” Q Do you have any spe— cific changes within the City you would like to see made? If you, what are they? ,A. "I would like to im- prove the information flow to the public regard— ing City council decisions before they are made and solicit feedback to better understand their potential impact of those decisions on our community. I would'also like to havea routinely public report on City spending and the sta- tus of the budget as we go through the budget year. I would like to solicit more volunteers who have valu- able skills sets within our community.” Q. Have you been a candidate for either coun- cil or mayor in the past and if so, when and what posi- tions? A. "No, I have not been a candidate.” Q. Have you been ac- tive in other community projects and‘if so, what are they? ‘ A. "Former Norwalk Chamber of Commerce president, current Vice President New Life Lutheran Church, District Commissioner for our Boy Scout of America District and volunteer for the Norwalk Ministerial Asso— ciation.” Q. Do you have mem- bership in professional, civic, social, church orga- nizations? A. "NorWalk Area Chamber of Commerce (14 years), New Life Lutheran Church (14 years) Masonic Lodge (18 years), Iowa As- sociation of Police Chiefs (14 years), International Association of Chief of Police (IACP) (15 years), IACP Mentor for new Iowa Police Chiefs (5 years), police service (40 years), military service (28 years) and the Reserve Of- Roy’s Towing & Recovery November 7 10 A.M. 515-225-6088 PUBLIC CAR AUCTION 155 S. 13th St. West Des Moines, IA 50265 Vehicles can be viewed at a.m., auction starts promptly at 10 am. Cash or Credit Card only, no personal checks. All cars must be paid for at the time of purchase and removed from property in 24 hours. 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A. “My hobbies and in- terests are family, golf, gui— tar, history and brewing beer.” Women, Land and Legacy Women who play a role or are interested in agricul- . ture are invited to “Women, Land and Legacy” Thursday, Nov. 5, from 5:30-8 p.m. at Annelise Winery located east of Indianola. Steve Johnson, an Iowa State University Extension . and Outreach farm man- agement specialist, will present, "Crop Revenue Outlook and Farmland Leasing Issues,” which cover Iowa land value and cash rental rate trends, farmland leasing re- sources and crop revenue strategies. The formal meeting scheduled until 8 p.m. is free with a light supper provided. Each participant will also receive a farm- land lease arrangement book. Following the meeting, guests are invited to stay for an optional “Wine and Canvas” event facilitated by Rachel Hall of Indianola Glass Creations; This will provide a relaxed time for networking and a chance to paint a fall scene with professional guid— ance. Canvas kits are $25 with beverages at an addi- tional expense. Register by contacting Sandi Hunderdosse with Warren County Natural Resources and Conserva- tion Service by Monday, Nov. 2, at sandihunderd osse@ia.nacdnet.net or 515-961-5264 ext. 3. (NAPS)—Many allergy sufferers say that an IQAir air purifier and improved cleaning methods can reduce or completely eliminate aller— gic reactions to pets in their homes. For information on how to clean pet dander or take other steps to gain con- trol over pet allergens, visit www.iqair.com. *** The OneTouch VerioQ Meter can help people with diabetes feel more confident about managing their blood sugar by providing helpful feedback about their results and information for better control. For further infor- mation about diabetes test- ing, visit www.0ne’Ibucchom. “(LESTER Continued from p. 1 involvement and leader— ship in local civic organi- zations. “I am also frustrated with some of the dollars that I have seen the city spend on projects in the last several years. Ex— amples of this include pay— ing an architect to replace the library roof, the amount of money spent on the landscaping on High— way 28 (and the subse- quent lack of supervision on the project), and the potential costs approved to put a welcome to Norwalk sign in. I don’t disagree with any of these projects, I simply don’t agree with the way dollars aresbeing spent. “Having grown up in Norwalk, graduated from Norwalk High School, and being a member of the community nearly my en- tire life, I have seen. Norwalk grow from a small townSouth of Des Moines into a Suburb. I bring leadership experi— ence and community in— volvement to the City Council as I have been in- volved with and a leader of Boy Scout Troop 30, Cub Scout Pack 103, Norwalk Chamber, Norwalk Christian Church, Easter Seals Iowa and the Norwalk Lions Club. I want to not only help lead the City now, but want to make it a place we are all proud of in twenty years and beyond. I will listen to the citizens of Norwalk and push for an open and transparent city government meeting the needs of the citizens. "I am running for office to make an impact on Norwalk because I CARE about Norwalk. Q. If this your first time seeking election to the Norwalk City Council, have you attended council meetings prior to your be- coming a Candidate? A. “This is my second time seeking election to the Norwalk City Council. I previously ran in 2013. I have attended many city council meetings over the last ten years. I do read the agenda for each meeting and review the city coun- cil packets available on the city’s web site regardless of whetherI am attending the meeting or not}; Q. Do you serve on any city boards or committees? A. "Not at this time." Q. Do you have any spe- cific changes within the city you would like to see made? If so, what are they? A. “I would like to see our City council meetings be more accessible to the public. More than half of our citizens work outside of town. With that, by the time they leave work, get home and have a meal with their family, making a city council meeting at 6:00 p.m. is nearly impos- sible. without leaving work early or skipping out on a meal with your fam- ily. I would like to see our meeting times moved to when it is convenient to the citizens of Norwalk, not when it is convenient for the council members and city staff. “I would also like to explore ways of making council meetings available online so that even if you can’t make the meeting, you can possibly view it online. The technology is there and it is time for Norwalk to make its meet- ings accessible to all of its citizens. "Further, I would like to continue to ~be a voice for Norwalk by touting the benefits of being in Norwalk and locating to the city. I have in the past offered that folks should look at Norwalk as a place to live and a place to do business and will continue to share why Norwalk is the right place. As a city council member, I would not do anything to inhibit future development that is good for the city and its citizens. I see there is a lot of potential in Norwalk for development. One hurdle that exists is the lack of open and available devel- opment ground. We need to continue to be mindful of future growth and needs of the city. I "I would also continue, to evaluate the use of TIF. TIF dollars should be spent on projects that would present a good ben- efit back to the City of Norwalk as a whole. I would evaluate all TIF projects the same way I would evaluate other projects by assessing the costs and benefits to the city and citizens. If the costs of the project do not outweigh the benefits, then it is not beneficial for the city to pursue that project whether it is being used for public facilities or for development. TIF is a tool that the city needs to use to be competitive when it comes to attracting new development to the city or keeping existing businesses in Norwalk." > Q. Have you been active ' in other community projects and if so, what are they? A. "I have been active in many community projects over my time in Norwalk. I led an Eagle Scout project " while in high school that consisted of building shelves that locked for the Norwalk Fire Department (at the old station). I have been involved as a presi- dent and secretary of the Norwalk Lions Club. I have been involved in the Concluded p. 13