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N/Warren Town and County News Thursday, November 1, 2007 Pase-,F:isht - - ~. ~b Curtis Concluded from p. 1 education was obtained at Norwalk High School and Iowa State University in Ames. He is manager of Corporate Services at Plumb Sup- ply Company in Des Moines. His wife is an artist. Q. Why do you wish to serve on the Norwalk City Council? A. "I have always been interested in what I can give back to the commuity of Norwalk. I moved to Norwak 44 years ago and have al- ways felt that it is a great place to live, grow up and raise a family. "Norwalk is growing and it will be very im- portant to not let short- term gains override what the long-term ef- fect could be for the community and its citi- zeI~. "We need to strive at all times to make good decisions based on good research and input from our community at every step of the way. We need to be proud of what we do today and be able to rise to the challenges of-bchat lies ahead. We should always try to en- sure that we deliver services to our citizens that we can be proud of and at the same time be accountable for what the' cost L4 to the Citizens of,Norw~alk. --,- "To sum it up, I would like to be a part of the council team that helps to plan for the future and make the commu- nity of Norwalk a stronger and safer place to raise a family and enjoy life." Q. If this is your first time seeking election to the Norwalk City Coun- cil, have you attended council meetings prior to your becomeing a candi- date? A. "Yes." Q. Do you serve on any city boards or com- mittees and if so, which ones; A. '!Past positions: Norwalk P & Z Board, Chairperson of Nor- walk P & Z, Asst. Fire Chief and Fire Chief; Current positions: 29th year of service [to city], Captain Norwak Fire Dept. and EMT-B Nor- walk Fire Dept." Q. Do you have any specific changes within the city you would like to see made? If so, what are they? A. None listed. Q. What are some of your concerns for our growing community? A. "Planing for the long-term." Q. Have you been ac- tive in other community projects and if so, what are they? A. "Was active with Norwalk Jaycees." Q. Do you have mem- berships in professional, civic, social, church or- ganizations? A. None listed. Q. What are your hobbies and/or special interests? A. "Family - grand- children and Norwalk Fire Dept. HI ATIN/] & .OOLINfi Don't Find Yourself in the Cold! Have Your Furnace Checked!! FALL SPECIAL- $70 filter] Includes one standard-size 727 Main St Norwalk 515-981-5110 i ROLLING GREEN, NORWALK NEW OWNER = NEW PRICE "Hubbell Homes presents affordable new construction REDUCED OVER $12,000!!! 3-4 level splits at $172,500 Ranch & 2-story plans coming soon I Model: 2417 Shady Lane Dr. 1 Open 1-4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays *Tax Abatement *Special Financing debby.keul @ coldwellbankermag.com Delker Concluded from p. 1 " Tiffany, 13, a seventh grader, Emily, 11, a fifth grader, Alan, 9, a third grader, and Abi- gail, 7, a first grader. Q. Why do you wish to serve on the Norwalk City Council? A. "As a life-long res- ident of Norwalk, I would like to help move Norwalk into the" fu- ture. Q. If tt!is is your first time seeking election to the Norwalk City coun- cil, have you attended council meetings prior to your becoming a candi- date? A. "Yes." Q. Do you serve on any city boards or com- mittees and if so, which ones? A. "No. Q. Do you have any specific changes within the city you would like to see made? If so, what are they? A. None listed. Q. What are some of your concerns for our growing community? A. "To see future growth in Norwalk move m a positive and progressive direction. Q. Have you been ac- tive in other community projects and if so, what are they? A. "Fire prevention week at the Norwalk area elementary and day cares." Q. Do you have mem- berships in professional, civic, social, church or- ganizations? A. Member Fellow- ship Community Church, member Nor- walk Fire Department (2005)." Q. What are your hobbies and/or special interests? A. "To coach kids' baseball and softball, fishing and hunting with my kids." Nelson Concluded from p. 1 has lived in Norwalk for 36 years, graduating from Norwalk High School and obtaining some college. Q. Why do you wish to serve on the Norwalk City Council? A. "Norwalk has al- ways been my home. I thought of Norwalk of- ten while sitting under the stars of other states and foreign countries. It is the only place I ever considered raising my children. I just want to five something back to a community that has given me so much." Q. If this is your first time seeking election to the Norwalk City Coun- cil, have you attended council meetings prior to your becoming a candi- date.? A. "Yes." Q. Do you serve on any city boards or com- mittees and if so, which ones? A. "No." Q. Do you have any specific changes within the city you would like to see made? If so, what are they? A. "Property taxes need to be brought in line with other commu- nities. Norwalk needs to be more business friendly. Q. What are some of your concerns for~our growing community? A. "We are growing rapidly with little business base to help with schools' support and other community needs." Q. Have you been ac- tive in other community projects and if so, what are they? A. "Coached soccer.' Q. Do you have mem- berships in professional, civic, social, church or- ganizations? A. "Iowa Association of Realtors. Q, What are your hobbies and/or special interests? A. "Bicycling, hunt- ing and fishing." The tuxedo was invented in 1887, in Tuxedo, N.Y. Riccardo Villalba and his son Richard, announce the opening of 903 E. 2nd Ave. Indianola 961-0134 Margarita Special $2.50 (selection of flu o s) Lunch Special Mon.-Fri, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Dinner Special Mon.-Fri. 2 p.m. -10 p.m. Dine In or Carry Out Putbrese Concluded from p. 1 went to Grand View "College in Des Moines. Debra is a part-time as- sociate with the Nor- walk Community School District. The couple has four children, Marie 13, a 7th grader, Charles, 10, a fourth grader, John, 9, a 3rd grader and Eliza- beth, 7, a second grader. Q. Why do you wish to serve on the Norwalk City Council? A. "Norwalk is grow- hag. My skills in business will help us to grow in- telligently. We need to attract commercial busi- nesses to help support this growth. My experi- ence in sales and busi- ness will be invaluable in courting businesses thinking of locating in Norwalk. My extensive experience with budget- ing and other responsi- bilities involved with running a business will be an asset as a city councilman." Q. Is this your first time seeking election to the Norwalk City Coun- cil? A. "Yes." Q. Have you at- tended council meetings prior to your becoming a candidate? A. "Yes. Q. Do you serve on any city boards or com- rnittees and if so, which, ones? A. "No." Q. Do you have any specific changes within the city you would like to see made? If so, what are they? A. "I would like to see the city run like a business. My background as a business person will help bring these skills to the council. I want to bring unity to our differ- ent departments." Q. What are some of your concerns for our growing community? A. "We need to be able to expand our mu- nicipal services as the city grows. It is also vi- tal to attract new com- mercial businesses so we can eventually lower property taxes and im- prove our quality of life, and my experience with running a successful busi- ness in Norwalk for 16 years will help me be able to attract the busi- nesses we need." Q. Have you been ac- tive in other community projects and if so, what are they? A. "I have been a member of the Norwalk Chamber of Commerce." Q. Do you have mem- bership in professional, civic, social, church or- ganizations? A. "I am involved with St. John the Apos- tle Parish in Norwalk. I am also one of the Knights of Columbus and a member of the team for Christ Renews His Parish, as well as a member of Legatus, an organization of Catholic business lead- ers." Q. What are your hobbies and/or speciat interests? A. "I enjoy golf and played competitively in college. 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