As a Council Member,

  • Voted against issuing Bonds for Water Reservoir
  • Recommended financing of new construction of Department of Public Safety with internal funds and not issuing bonds, was supported and approved by council
  • Served on Finance Committee
  • Consistently advocated for keeping taxes low and opposed increases
  • Advocated for multiyear budget planning and forecasting
  • Voted against Tax Increases in 2011
  • Voted against Water Reservoirs
  • Provided financial option for construction of new DPS garage
  • Engaged in the development of Master Plan
  • Engaged in the development of Master Thoroughfare Plan
  • Opposed Tienken Road expansion to five lane
  • Initiated the discussion in developing a Strategic Plan with specific Vision, Mission, Goals and Objectives
  • Promoted and supported tax incentives for businesses
  • Advocated for long term solution for local roads reconstruction and rehabilitation – Initiated plan for repurposing expiring millages to local roads
  • Served on Water and Sewer Technical Review Committee
  • Served on Green Space Board
  • Proactively advocated to pursue collaborations and partnerships with surrounding communities for better
    and cost effective service delivery
  • Involved with the development of environmental policy
  • Increasing recycling – presented ideas on single trash hauler and recycling, conducted survey of residents and
    provided report to Council
  • Initiated Charter Amendment to preserve parks from commercial development
  • Advocated for and initiated the discussions on contracting out 911/dispatch services saving the city annually $750,000
  • Opposed leasing park property to Oil and Gas exploration
  • Advocated for privatization of Van Hoosen Museum
  • Sponsored Four charter amendments – Three pertaining to Council and Mayor maintaining integrity, and one
    moving Accounting from Clerks office to Finance
  • Developing a policy for non-profit recognition for fundraising license to State of Michigan