Eagle Township Supervisor, 4-year term

Eagle Township Supervisor, 4-year term, vote for 1

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  • Patti Jo Schafer

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Biographical Information

What makes you more qualified than other candidates for this office?

Do you support raising taxes as a way to pay for road improvements? Yes or no, please explain.

Are you comfortable with the structure and scope of local government? Yes or no, please explain.

Related to government structure, what would you change?

What are the three most important issues facing the city/township and how would you address them?

As property tax revenue and state aid decline, is it appropriate for the county to assume a larger role in providing services to city/township residents? Yes or no, please explain.

What city services do you consider most vital?

What city/township services are least vital and can be trimmed to lower expenses?

Are you current in all tax, alimony and child support obligations? Yes or no. If no, please explain.

Hometown Eagle
Professional Experience I have been self-employed for 22 years
Political Experience I was the Eagle Township Treasurer for 12 years and I have been the Eagle Township Supervisor for 8 years. I am currently in my 2nd year on the Clinton County Planning Commission.
I have had first hand experience with township government for 20 years. I research all issues that come before our board as well as visit many locations in our township that maybe sites of concern and/or on the agenda for special land uses, rezoning issues or neighborhood concerns.
No, Our township is very rural and we work very hard to pay for road maintenance and improvements out of the general fund except for subdivision like roads, we limit the township expense to 25% of a project. We do pay for the majority of the annual maintenance completed by the county road commission other than snowplowing and in a few other instances where the road commission takes care sees a project that cam be completed under their maintenance.
Yes, I believe so, our township is a five (5) member board and we each work very hard to keep township control on many levels that make sense in a rural community. We are under Clinton County planning and zoning which works out very well, since we are small and we all work out of our homes and do not have the volume/demand required of full time employees, board members or a zoning department or inspectors.
nothing at this time
Roads - Since becoming supervisor 8 years ago, I have worked at getting our roads on a cycle of maintenance, gravel and mowing and we try to apply three(3) application of chloride during the year to help the roads hold up.

Add'l internet/cable options for our residents - I have researched/contacted many companies to offer our residents more options but without guaranteeing them a certain number of new customers, there is not an interest from a number of them. Thank you to Comcast who in the last year has expanded their coverage area to include a portion of our township.

Financial Stability - I review in depth our monthly financial reports as well as comparing the budget to actual expenses.
No, I do not believe so. We have seen an increase in our revenue sharing from the state after the last census and our property tax revenues have stayed steady. We operate our township very conservatively and with any municipality, we stagger our larger projects over a few years as to make sure there is not a negative impact on our finances.
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We were required to remove a recycle site a few years back and have not found a perfect location to start one up again. It may not be vital to our township since we have neighboring sites that are open to the public but I sure would like to offer our residents more services. This change did save each household $15 annually and did not effect the township budget because the site was managed by Clinton County and their Waste Management Team.