Fayette mayor challenged

Staff Report

Ruth Marlatt

Ruth Marlatt

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Dave Borer

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Name: Dave Borer

Marital Status: Married 39 years to Mary

Age: 60 years young

Education: 1973 High School Graduate and 1994 Vo-Tech Welding Graduate

Civic Organizations: Past Church Council Representative, past Treasurer of Fayette Athletic Boosters

1. Why are you running for office?

I’m running for Fayette Mayor, to provide more effective leadership to our community. I take pride in accentuating the positive.

2. Why should people vote for you?

The citizens of Fayette deserve to have their voices heard in a fair, respectful and common sense atmosphere. I believe in giving credit were credit is due. Everyone’s skills and contributions are important and should be properly acknowledged.

3. What are your two main goals if elected?

My first goal as mayor is to ensure that our Fayette finances are spent wisely and in the best interest of our town, its citizens and the future of Fayette.

My second goal is to bring a better sense of cooperation between the mayor’s office and the Village Council and staff. Together, we can make great things happen.

4. Have you held office before?

I have been a member of Fayette Council for six years; serving on the Governmental Affairs, Public Works, Public Safety and Finance Committees. The past three years I was elected President of Council by my peers.

5. Do you have anything else to add?

I would like to thank the Village Staff and Fayette Council for their forward thinking that has lead to many improvements over the last several years.

Name: Ruth B. Marlatt

Marital Status: Widow

Age: 70

Education: University of Toledo B. Ed and Masters Ed.

Civic Organizations: Board Member, Fayette Fine Arts Council; Founding member, Bean Creek Valley History Center; Member, Community Development Corporation; Founding member, Fayette Bull Thistle Arts Festival Committee.

1. Why are you running for office?

In my latest term as mayor I have worked hard on several initiatives for the citizens. Those efforts have resulted in attraction of a new bank to our community, a significant growth in our employment base and securing incentive funding for our Industrial Parkway Street Rebuilding Project. This project will improve safety and maintenance issues on our heavily trafficked Industrial Park and will also improve our opportunities to attract additional jobs.

Our Village financial situation remained stable during the recession and has improved markedly during this term with future growth on the horizon. While progress has been made, these projects are all “works in progress.” I would like to see these projects through to completion.

2. Why should people vote for you?

I have the time and inclination to work on these projects. I read the reports and engage council, staff and citizens in the process of finding sustainable solutions to challenges we face.

I also have the experience needed to continue my work with federal, state, county, township, and regional officials on behalf of Fayette’s citizens. It is foremost in my mind that I have been elected by the citizens to act in their best interest. I have traveled to Washington to enlist support for our $6 million dollar Sewer Separation Project and I have brought state and regional economic development representatives to Fayette to support our $780,000 Industrial Park Way Project.

Most importantly, I have worked closely with local industries to maintain and grow our employment base through this difficult economic period.

3. What are your 2 main goals if elected?

In addition to the above mentioned goals I have been the leading voice in an effort to ensure that our water/sewer rates do not increase. It is important that our Council and staff address a growing community concern about the loss of treated water. Our citizens need to have confidence that our staff has the capacity to manage and maintain our water and waste water systems. The wise management of our water resource is a priority.

We also need to address our waste water treatment challenges. Over the past two decades we have developed a series of strategies that address this issue. We need to complete a plan that addresses current needs and more importantly future growth opportunities.

4. Have you held office before.

Yes, I have been Mayor for 18 years and I have also served on council.

5. Do you have anything to add?

I think all public officials need to become better stewards of our resources.

Ruth Marlatt
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/45/2015/10/web1_Marlatt.jpgRuth Marlatt Courtesy photo

Dave Borer
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/45/2015/10/web1_Borer.jpgDave Borer Courtesy photo

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