Two challenging Swancreek Twp. Trustee


Staff Report



Pamela Moore


Current Swancreek Township Trustee Pamela Moore has two challengers for her position in the general election. Challenging Moore on Tuesday are Phil Wiland and Sally Wylie.

Pamela Moore

Age: 62

Marital Status: Married, husband Ron, three married children, six grandchildren, five attending Swanton Schools, one Swanton graduate

Civic Organizations: N.W.O. Law Dogs CFO, American Legion Aux. member

Education: Ohio Township Leadership Academy Graduate; Ohio Municipal League Public Officials Training 1, 2, 3, and 4.

1. Why are you seeking this position?

To continue with the change I have made over the last four years. I am CEO of roads and I would like to see it through. We are doing subdivisions spring of 2016 and Harding Road. and a section of Road 1 spring 2017. I am not done; a lot still needs to happen.

2. What makes you the right person for this position?

Sixteen years’ experience. I have a lot to offer the township, integrity and strong leadership. I have always been there for the people, to listen, learn and to lead. I pride myself on being the people’s voice. If you had a drainage issue, I am there to get it resolved. Zoning violations, I’ve walked neighborhoods to help get them cleaned up. I stood with the people, No Pipeline. I made the cemeteries a priority. I’ve made cuts in benefits and employees pay 10 percent of their health care premium. My experience and my accomplishments make me the right person for Swancreek Township.

3. What are your two main goals if elected?

I would like to continue as I have been doing with the cemeteries, drainage and roads. I’ve been pretty successful with grants for our roads. I can’t pick just one more, there are so many things I want to accomplish, how about a park, clean up the past due taxes in the township; more storage for our equipment. I could go on and on. I am not done; a lot still needs to happen. I could go on and on. I stand strong on what I believe in, and I want to make this township the best in Fulton County. I have made a lot of change over the last four years. I am a positive person with positive goals. I would like to continue with that and be your voice for the next four years.

4. Have you ever held office before? If so, please provide details

Yes, Swancreek Township Trustee ending my first term and 12 years Swanton Village Councilwoman.

5. Do you have anything else to add?

I am ending my first term as Swancreek Township Trustee. I have been Chairman of the Board for three years. I am the CEO of OPWC grants for our township roads. I am the ONDR/Forestry Representative. I Served 12 Years on Swanton Village Council. During that time I was Chairman of Finance Committee and Water and Sewer Committee. I also served on the Zoning Board and Park and Rec. I currently am the Fundraising Chairman and CFO for a local 501c-3 non-profit organization. This township needs experience and strong leadership. Over the last four years I’ve shown you I have what it takes to lead this community.

Phil Wiland

Marital Status: Married high school sweetheart 46 years ago. We both graduated from Swanton High School.

Age:

Education: Electric Data Processing School while working at the BF Goodrich Company. Obtained Ohio Insurance License. Seminars and courses as a trustee too numerous to list. I will say that I attended all the seminars but one to qualify for the OTA Leadership Academy diploma but refused to take the last course because it was too costly to the taxpayers of Swancreek Township.

1. Why are you running for office?

I couldn’t turn my back for the following reasons here are just a few: Donations of taxpayer dollars ($140,775 given); excessive spending – new building, hiring, equipment; debt incurred in the last 19 months (there was zero debt on Dec. 31, 2013).

2. Why should people vote for you?

I have 12 years experience, during which time I had no personal agenda, my goals was to humbly serve, as it was meant to be when the townships were first formed, to insure the safety and welfare of the residents of Swancreek Township for the present as well as looking to the future. Note: I abhor politics, there is no need for politics in Swancreek Township. Unless of course you have a personal/group agenda. This position should go to the person without any personal/group agenda and who is best qualified.

3. What are your two main goals if elected?

– Stay within budget.

– Reduce debt.

– Stay on top of any annexation / merger issue.

– Maintain the roads, cemeteries, drainage, fire and EMS.

4. Have you held office before?

Previously served as township trustee.

Sally Wylie

Marital Status: Married

Age:

Education: Graduated from Stautzenberger College for Real Estate Licensing requirements

Civic Organizations: Swancreek Township Zoning Commission, Fulton County Farm Bureau, Better Business Bureau, Toledo Home Builders Association, Professional Remodelers Organization.

1. Why are you running for office?

I have been a resident of Swancreek Township over 28 years and I care about the condition of our roads, cemeteries, equipment and finances. As a business owner for over 40 years with a background in business management I will work as a partner with other trustees to bring positive results for the township.

I believe the position of a trustee is not about self-gratification or self-promotion. It is a position of responsibility, team work and leadership. As trustees, we may sometimes disagree but when all is said and done the end result must be for the good of the people in the township.

Kirk and I raised our children in Swancreek Township and now our grandchildren live here. I want this township to be a wonderful place to live, work and play.

2. Why should people vote for you?

The responsibilities of the Trustees are to maintain our roads, the five cemeteries and to ensure the safety and enjoyment of the residents living in the township.

We need township leaders who will make sound financial decisions using the best facts and figures. We can accomplish this with three business-minded trustees who have an understanding of short-term and long-range planning for projects and finances. My background in business, finance and operation will help the township meet these objectives. It takes smart planning, smart growth, smart spending, staying on top of the issues affecting our township like zoning issues, pipelines and safety.

I also want to look ahead at our future and plan for growth, road maintenance needs, township drainage issues and more.

As a business owner I understand the importance of operating a business in a professional atmosphere. I understand the value of an employee and the need for mutual respect. Our township deserves the best trained and effective staff.

I will work for you. I will keep you informed of issues affecting the township, listen to your concerns and be ready to respond.

3. What are your two main goals if elected?

1. Improving the maintenance of our roads for longevity and safety.

2. Improve efficiency and effectiveness of township operations, the budgeting process

4. Have you held office before?

Although I have not served in government, I have held office and served on many committees and boards including:

Member of the Swancreek Township Zoning Commission; past President of the Toledo Board of Realtors; past member of the Board of Directors for Ohio Association and Toledo Board of Realtors.

5. Do you have anything else to add?

If I am elected, I will decline the $20,000+ in insurance premiums, (health, vision, dental and life) available to each trustee and their dependents. This is a part time position that does not warrant fully paid insurance. This means I will be making no withdrawals from the Health Reimbursement Account which is funded by the Swancreek Township residents.

Pamela Moore
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