Will Mokena Elect New Board Nd Mayor ...

Will Mokena Elect New Board Nd Mayor in April ?

Created by Change in 13 on Dec 23, 2012

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Get rid of them All

Get rid of the Mayor

They try hard but are hopeless

Re-elect them

Time for new Blood

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Enough

Glendale Heights, IL

#1 Dec 24, 2012
Mokena it's time to toss the rascals out.Mokena needs a change.
Blue state man

Lombard, IL

#2 Dec 26, 2012
There's only one thing holding up development in Mokena. The village board.
Mokena Future

Mokena, IL

#3 Dec 26, 2012
We're lagging behind in Economic Development and didn't the Mayor lay off the Economic Development Director a couple years ago ? BRILLIANT
Not a Clue

Bolingbrook, IL

#4 Dec 26, 2012
What would your elected party do?
Mokena Future

Mokena, IL

#5 Dec 26, 2012
Not a Clue wrote:
What would your elected party do?
not sure what your asking !
Mokena Future

Mokena, IL

#6 Dec 26, 2012
I'm not with a party , I'm a concerned resident who is tired of the Mayors constant promotion of himself and lack of vision ! The office is about the residents and communities growth and he has year by year become so absorbed with talking about himself or just talking, it ridiculous . Just look at all the businesses that AVOID Mokena and establish themselves in our neighboring towns ! We need Vision not complacency !
irondale guy

Mokena, IL

#7 Dec 27, 2012
Did the opposition file yesteday?
Lincoln Lawyer

Frankfort, IL

#8 Dec 29, 2012
These early poll results are indicative of the fact that Mokena taxpayers understand that community fiscal success has a strong base in economic development and business retention. Without the property tax dollars from a strong commercial [business] base then the individual home owners must bear the greatest burden of support for the other, vital, taxing bodies in the community.

Only the village can issue and control zoning legislation and building permits. The remaining government agencies (e.g. Library, School District, Fire Protection, etc.) are then forced to fund their budgets through tax levies on the developments approved by the village. What that essentially means is these agencies can only levy taxes on what is there. In the case of Mokena "what is there" are mostly private family residences, more commonly referred to as our homes.

Sales tax dollars do not benefit our schools, parks, or other public services. A village that relies so strongly on a single form of substinance is not only in fiscal danger but is actually looking for budgetary trouble. Diverse income streams is a staple of solid financial management. Relying on a solitary source such as sales tax is a catastrophe waiting to happen. The recent elimination of the village vehicle tag fee is a splendid example of giving away a solid, dependable income source that does not diminish in a poor economy. It is not affected by economic downturn or tax levies. It was over $100,000.00 that could be counted on year in and year out as a reliable income source.

Without a strong commercial property tax base then home owners are all that is left to foot the bill. The existing village board has had ample opportunity and resources to build a solid, dependable commercial tax base. Neighboring communities have flourished, even in a tough economy. There is no sensible reason why Mokena should be so far behind other communities. The demographics are here, the resources are here and the infrastructure is here. The only thing Mokena seems to be lacking is competent leadership. And the taxpayers know it.
Mokena Future

Mokena, IL

#9 Dec 29, 2012
Mokena is sitting on I-80 with an interchange at LaGrange rd then add rt 30 ,wolf rd and Harlem Ave ( oops forget that we gave that interchange away ) and I cannot figure out why we have such a difficult time drawing malor National Chains into Mokena ? We chased away Home Depot , Target , Menards , McDonalds , Patio , Portillo's and dozens of others because our leaders ( lack of ) think its fine have a Village Manager run everything ! The Mayor is incompetent as a salesman for Mokena and even laid- off our Economic Development Director a few years ago and feebly tries to sell Mokena to potential new businesses ! The Mayor spends more time talking about himself than he does about the need to attract new business ! Did you see him go on and on a few meetings ago about how " Much better built and better looking his daughters boyfriend was than him " ? What is up with that ? WOW Time for change in April !
Mokena Future

Mokena, IL

#10 Jan 1, 2013
While turning off Harlem Ave today onto 191st st by Brookside Marketplace "which used to be Mokena " until we gave it away I looked at all the "FULL STOREFRONTS " and also noticed a sign advertising that ROSS DEPARTMENT STORE is opening soon in the Plaza ! ANOTHER BUSINESS our Mayor did'nt get ! Keep up the good work Mayor Werner !
irondale guy

Mokena, IL

#11 Jan 1, 2013
Mokena Future wrote:
While turning off Harlem Ave today onto 191st st by Brookside Marketplace "which used to be Mokena " until we gave it away I looked at all the "FULL STOREFRONTS " and also noticed a sign advertising that ROSS DEPARTMENT STORE is opening soon in the Plaza ! ANOTHER BUSINESS our Mayor did'nt get ! Keep up the good work Mayor Werner !
Remember when Mayor Joe said all the big boxes were gone. He was right they all went to surrounding burbs.
Mokena Future

Mokena, IL

#12 Jan 2, 2013
I think Mayor Joe also said we have " to many trees and not enough rooftops " ! Huh We have everything a Major National Retailer needs , Metra , I-80 , Lagrange , Wolf and traffic column but these malcontents don't know how to plan ! Need new Board here z
irondale guy

Chicago, IL

#13 Jan 3, 2013
Let's hope that all the folks complaining about Joe and his gang vote on April 9th.I'm sure Joe will be proud of his record,and give it plenty of spin.
obie

New Lenox, IL

#14 Jan 3, 2013
Enough wrote:
Mokena it's time to toss the rascals out.Mokena needs a change.
don't insult the rascals!
Poll Results

Mokena, IL

#16 Jan 4, 2013
WOW , if this Poll is any indication Mokena can look forward to a Fresh Start in April giving us a chance to get some things done and catch up with our neighbors who are pulling in EVERY new quality business in the area while we are the Caboose ! It's Incredible that our Mayor is satisfied with that ! A Leader he is not !
Mokena Future

Mokena, IL

#17 Jan 11, 2013
Petition Challenges this Weekend ! Lets see how things go , bet the Incumbents get caught in a Lie ?
smarter than you all are

New Lenox, IL

#18 Jan 14, 2013
Bet the incumbants prevail, oh yeah they did!
irondale guy

Chicago, IL

#19 Jan 14, 2013
Mokena Future wrote:
Petition Challenges this Weekend ! Lets see how things go , bet the Incumbents get caught in a Lie ?
Read the patch George lied.
smarter than you all are

New Lenox, IL

#20 Jan 14, 2013
If he lied, then why didn't your witnesses say he's lying?
irondale guy

Mokena, IL

#21 Jan 14, 2013
smarter than you all are wrote:
If he lied, then why didn't your witnesses say he's lying?
He lied to the reporter, 2 witness's testified under oath that he stepped away with the petitions. Read the Patch article. The assistant clerk told the truth and so did the other witness.

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