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CANDIDATE PROFILES - Greenwich Council

Norwalk Reflector Staff • Oct 29, 2015 at 11:59 AM

Donald Terry Oney

Age: 57

Family: Wife Becky; daughter, Angie Risner; son Rich Oney

Address: 60 S. Kniffin St.

Occupation: retired after 30 years with R.R. Donnelley

Education: high school graduate

Previous Public Service: eight years as Greenwich Village councilman

Why did you decide to run: Prior to being elected eight years ago, I could not see where our tax dollars were being spent. There were flood issues, the park needed better care and improvements, and the cemetery looked neglected.

I have been instrumental in making improvements in all these areas while maintaining a sound financial status for the village. When I am re-elected, I will remain a voice for the residents while spending tax dollars wisely.

What do you see as the top three concerns facing your constituents:

1) Flooding in the village - continue the sewer separation project. If the problem is not resolved after that, reassess the problem and continue to improve the drainage.

2) Tall grass and weeds in the village - with all the bankrupties and foreclosures this has become a problem. Force the owner to mow them or have them mowed at owner's expense.

3) Continued improvement to the park and cemetery - continue to hire summer help for the park to keep it maintained. I would work to buy more land so the cemetery can be expanded.

Jerry Shoemaker

Age: 66

Family: Wife Emma; three step-children and four grandchildren

Phone: (419) 752-3601

Address: 82 New St.

Occupation: retired after 20 years with Empire Affiliates Credit Union

Education: Associate degree in professional accounting, several banking courses

Previous Public Service: Greenwich Council

Why did you decide to run: Help improve the quality of life in Greenwich

What do you see as the top three concerns facing your constituents:

1) Establish industrial park

2) Separation of water and sewer project

Mike Lloyd

Age: 45

Family: Wife Aimee; sons Evan, Cameron and Collin

Address: 21 North Railroad St.

Occupation: corrections officer for Huron County Sheriff

Education: graduate of Ashland High School, eight years in the U.S. Army

Previous Public Service: none

Why did you decide to run: I have always been interested in government. I feel I can offer a different approach to the village council.

What do you see as the top three concerns facing your constituents: I feel that it is not the issues as much as it is understanding the decisions made about them. Effective communication is critical; not only from the village council but to the council.

John Tice is also running for one of the two open seats on Greenwich Council, but did not return a questionnaire.

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