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Election message for the residents of Huber Heights


For three years prior to being elected and in the two years since being elected I've asked current council members to adopt standard practices like going out and bidding major contracts, adding a means for us to recover our costs if a contractor fails to perform and requiring a conflict of interest statement for a businessman like Mr. Conaway that is being paid both by the City and by the developer of Carriage Trails.  I've had no success in getting council to act responsibly.  So I'm asking the residents of Huber Heights to elect new council members.  Some of you will receive postcards that I composed independently and without the candidates knowing in advance.  I'd appreciate you showing your support for these candidates both by voting for them this election and by letting your neighbors know we need council members capable of making sound business decisions.    
 
Postcards sent in support of Council Candidates
A message from Tom McMasters, Mayor of Huber Heights
for residents of Ward 2
    I know many of you don't realize all of the benefits the City has already seen because of your choice for mayor in the last election.  I write to you today because current council members Karen Kaleps and Jan Vargo continue to stand in the way of  progress and you have the power to change that this election.
 
    Remember, building the new firehouse was not even on council's radar until I said it was time to do it.  Yes, we already had the money in the bank and council did delayed it  five more months so they could use it in the levy campaign, but the fact is we are now building what was promised back in 2005.  That's not the only success.  When council proposed a new TIF that would have taken school money to pay for the firehouse we stopped them.  When we got a sponsorship offer of $2 million for the Music Center seven council members were ready to sign immediately but Councilman Starline and I knew we could do much better.  Two weeks later we secured $4 million dollars. We've had many successes and we look for many more.
 
    Unfortunately though, none of the benefits come as a result of council voluntarily embracing sound business practices.  Instead I have to continually come directly to you exposing their plans.  Even then I couldn't get them to competitively bid major city contracts like the ones to run the Music Center, the Aquatic Center or to manage the construction of the Fire Station. How could Ms. Kaleps and Ms. Vargo approve a no bid contract on the Fire Station when they were aware of the infamous vacation photos?  I look forward to the day when I can come to you with council actions that don't embarrass the city. I'm glad to be able to say the days when intellectual discussions that lead to sound business decisions are possible if you         
Vote for Janell Smith and Glenn Otto for City Council.
     














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A message from Tom McMasters, Mayor of Huber Heights
for residents of Ward 1
    I know many of you don't realize all of the benefits the City has already seen because of your choice for mayor in the last election.  I write to you today because current council members Lu Dale and Jan Vargo continue to stand in the way of  progress and you have the power to change that this election.
 
    Remember, building the new firehouse was not even on council's radar until I said it was time to do it.  Yes, we already had the money in the bank and council did delayed it  five more months so they could use it in the levy campaign, but the fact is we are now building what was promised back in 2005.  That's not the only success.  When council proposed a new TIF that would have taken school money to pay for the firehouse we stopped them.  When we got a sponsorship offer of $2 million for the Music Center seven council members were ready to sign immediately but Councilman Starline and I knew we could do much better.  Two weeks later we secured $4 million dollars. We've had many successes and we look for many more.
 
    Unfortunately though, none of the benefits come as a result of council voluntarily embracing sound business practices.  Instead I have to continually come directly to you exposing their plans.  Even then I couldn't get them to competitively bid major city contracts like the ones to run the Music Center, the Aquatic Center or to manage the construction of the Fire Station. How could Ms. Dale and Ms. Vargo approve a no bid contract on the Fire Station when they were aware of the infamous vacation photos?  I look forward to the day when I can come to you with council actions that don't embarrass the city. I'm glad to be able to say the days when intellectual discussions that lead to sound business decisions are possible if you         
Vote for Richard Shaw and Glenn Otto for City Council.
     
A message from Tom McMasters, Mayor of Huber Heights
for residents of Ward 6
    I know many of you don't realize all of the benefits the City has already seen because of your choice for mayor in the last election.  I write to you today because current council members Ed Lyons and Jan Vargo stand in the way of even more progress and you can change that this election.
 
    Remember, building the new firehouse was not even on council's radar until I said it was time to do it.  Yes, we already had the money in the bank and council delayed it  five more months so they could use it in the levy campaign, but the fact is we are now building what was promised back in 2005.  That's not the only success.  When council proposed a new TIF that would have taken school money to pay for the firehouse we stopped them.  When we got a sponsorship offer of $2 million for the Music Center seven council members were ready to sign immediately but Councilman Starline and I knew we could do much better.  Two weeks later we secured $4 million dollars. We've had many successes and we look for many more.
 
    Unfortunately though, none of the benefits come as a result of council voluntarily embracing sound business practices.  Instead I've had to spend my time and my money going directly to you exposing their plans.  Even then I couldn't get them to competitively bid major city contracts like the ones to run the Music Center, the Aquatic Center or to manage the construction of the Fire Station.  I look forward to the day when it doesn't require embarrassment to get council to do right.
 
     I'm glad to be able to say that intellectual discussions that lead to sound business decisions are possible if you  Vote for 
               Richard Stan and Glenn Otto for City Council.
 
A message from Tom McMasters, Mayor of Huber Heights
for residents of Wards 3.4. and 5 


Vote for Glenn Otto for Council at Large

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