2013-10-05 / Editorials & Letters

Hileman to be full-time mayor

Editor:

On November 5, Buckeye Lake Village residents will elect a new mayor. I’m one of three mayoral candidates.

If elected, I will be a full-time mayor. The job is more than a title and showing up occasionally for meetings. The other candidates have full-time jobs in Columbus. I’ve retired after a long career at JC Penney and ready to devote my full attention to our village. It’s been a long time since we’ve had a full-time mayor. For the last eight years, our mayor is rarely available to residents or village employees.

If elected, I will have an open door policy for everyone. The safety and concerns of taxpayers and residents will be my priority. Elected officials and village employees work for the people and should be there to serve, not to dodge questions or keep secrets.

I would respect the Sunshine Law by making sure all meetings are posted properly and stop back room meetings before regularly scheduled meetings. Village business will be saved for open meetings.

For years now, residents don’t seem to get their questions answered. Even worse, they are treated with disrespect and are criticized when they question anything. People want answers or at least some courtesy if the issue will take time to investigate. Treating others how we want to be treated is common sense.

I need your support on November 5. Voter registration cards are available at the Buckeye Lake Library. Let’s do this together.

Brenda Hileman
Buckeye Lake

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