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Public Works Building, already over-budget?!?!

Even before Carpentersville digs a hole for Bob Cole’s Palace, it’s going over budget. How much? Well, nobody knows just yet, but at least $700,000 to $2,000,000. AND that’s before construction!
 
It really shouldn’t surprise anyone that Trustee Paul Humpfer, who also happens to be the Chairman of the “Tax and Spend” Committee is the champion of all this excess spending. Yep, he and the rest of the Village Board, who either promised in their campaign or were against this huge spending program during the Sarto administration as not being wise. BUT, now they have closed ranks and want to go on a over budget spending spree!
 
Mr. Humpfer said that he’ll go and find the Federal grants to help fund this extravagant palace for Bob Cole’s trucks and his deserving employees, yet he can’t find a vehicle TITLE for a vehicle he sold to a senior citizen over TWO YEARS ago! He’ll face a Judge on January 29, 2010 https://carpentersvilleplayhouse.wordpress.com/2009/10/31/trustee-humpfer-wants-trial/
 
Who can we trust on this Village Board? Those who lied and deceived the public, during their recent campaign in April? Those who backed those who ran on LIES? These politicians are just your run of the mill types, who lied to get elected.
 
they have committed themselves to raising taxes and fees, during a severe recession. Just wait until next year boys and girls, when our Village Board decides to raise Sewer and Water fees. That’s just going to be the beginning of years of tax increases and a decline in our “CASH RESERVES.”
 
The “tax and spenders” say they’re moving this Village forward! More like moving forward into fiscal insanity!
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Paul Humpfer going back to Court?!?!

 THIS ARTICLE WAS POSTED A COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO, BUT MAGICALLY DISAPPEARED FROM THIS BLOG. DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND, I HAVE REPOSTED THIS ARTICLE.

Carpentersville’s trustee and Chairman of the Finance Committee, the one and only Paul Humpfer. He’s the guy who wants to build a Palace for Bob Cole’s employees and of course his shivering and cold trucks. He helped orchestrate a secret plan to hoodwink the taxpayers of Carpentersville, by pushing through a 1.3 million dollar poison pill down the throats of the taxpayers at the last minute. This way, it would force the Village of Carpentersville to build a monument to Bob Cole’s vision of the future Public Works Building. You see, this 1.3 million dollar down payment to Williams Architects and Williams Construction Management is non-refundable!

YES! They did this like Paul Humpfer’s midnight appointment, where he lost his election for Village President to Bill Sarto, back in April of 2005. This is what happened, Trustee Whitehouse aka Principal Whitehouse of Dundee Crown high School [funny how we still have two District 300 employees on the present Board] was going to move out of town and would be ineligible to be a trustee any longer. Well, on election night, when it was apparent that Paul Humpfer was going to lose the election to Bill Sarto for Village President, he and his allies asked Trustee Whitehouse to resign immediately, this way the Village Board would appoint [this would be the 2nd time he was appointed] Paul Humpfer to the vacant seat. A brilliant political move! This way Bill Sarto would be DENIED, the chance to appoint a person to the vacant seat.

AND now, we have the “MIDNIGHT SPENDING MOVE” to eliminate any chance to discuss or debate the merits of spending MILLIONS of DOLLARS for a Palace for Public Works, during a severe recession.

Oh yeah, we got to raise taxes, but don’t you worry your little minds about this, we’ll get all sorts of grants and stuff from Washington. No, we don’t know exactly how much stuff we’ll get, but it’ll be free stuff though!

Oh wait a minute…What happens when our depressed property values get reassessed and the Village of Carpentersville will see a huge drop in revenues in a year or two? Well, with this fiscally challenged group of politicians, you won’t have to worry about cuts in services or lay-offs of our precious and so important Village employees, NOPE! We’ll just raise your taxes even more! Remember you’ll just have to tighten up your belts as the Village will have to loosen their belts from all that bloating!

Here we have a picture of Carpentersville’s trustee and Chairman of the Finance Committee, the one and only Paul Humpfer. He’s the guy who wants to build a Palace for Bob Cole’s employees and of course his shivering and cold trucks. He helped orchestrate a secret plan to hoodwink the taxpayers of Carpentersville, by pushing through a 1.3 million dollar poison pill down the throats of the taxpayers at the last minute. This way, it would force the Village of Carpentersville to build a monument to Bob Cole’s vision of the future Public Works Building. You see, this 1.3 million dollar down payment to Williams Architects and Williams Construction Management is non-refundable!

YES! They did this like Paul Humpfer’s midnight appointment, where he lost his election for Village President to Bill Sarto, back in April of 2005. This is what happened, Trustee Whitehouse aka Principal Whitehouse of Dundee Crown high School [funny how we still have two District 300 employees on the present Board] was going to move out of town and would be ineligible to be a trustee any longer. Well, on election night, when it was apparent that Paul Humpfer was going to lose the election to Bill Sarto for Village President, he and his allies asked Trustee Whitehouse to resign immediately, this way the Village Board would appoint [this would be the 2nd time he was appointed] Paul Humpfer to the vacant seat. A brilliant political move! This way Bill Sarto would be DENIED, the chance to appoint a person to the vacant seat.

AND now, we have the “MIDNIGHT SPENDING MOVE” to eliminate any chance to discuss or debate the merits of spending MILLIONS of DOLLARS for a Palace for Public Works, during a severe recession.

Oh yeah, we got to raise taxes, but don’t you worry your little minds about this, we’ll get all sorts of grants and stuff from Washington. No, we don’t know exactly how much stuff we’ll get, but it’ll be free stuff though!

Oh wait a minute…What happens when our depressed property values get reassessed and the Village of Carpentersville will see a huge drop in revenues in a year or two? Well, with this fiscally challenged group of politicians, you won’t have to worry about cuts in services or lay-offs of our precious and so important Village employees, NOPE! We’ll just raise your taxes even more! Remember you’ll just have to tighten up your belts as the Village will have to loosen their belts from all that bloating!

Yes, our Village Village President and Trustees do seem well fed don’t they?

Now back to our used car salesman, oooops…I mean Trustee Paul Humpfer. Back in June 20, 2007, Mr. Humpfer sold a 2000 Honda Odyssey to Gloria Van Cleeve. The problem was that the vehicle’s Title was missing and a promissory note was made and signed by Mr. Humfer. The note made it quite clear that if said Title could not be found he would apply for a duplicate. Fair enough, don’t you think?

Well the days turned into weeks, with Paul reassuring Gloria that he was working on getting that Title and the weeks turned into months. Gloria was getting irritated and rightly so, as the vehicle was taking up space in her driveway, rusting away and depreciating in value. Meanwhile the Chairman of the Finance Committee was coming up with new excuses of why he hasn’t gotten the Title for said vehicle and the months turned into years.

Here’s some of the excuses he came up with during this wait for the Title.

  1. I’m working on it.
  2. I’m living out of State.
  3. You’ll get it next week.
  4. I’m busy with my court cases.
  5. I lost the VIN for the vehicle.
  6. I sent the wrong VIN to the State.
  7. I’m broke and had to pay medical bills for my children. [nothing like using your kids for an excuse, you’d think that Zurich Insurance Co. would properly insure their highly regarded employees, like Paul Humpfer]

Yes boys and girls, after 2 years, 3 months and numerous days of watching a vehicle in her driveway rotting away, depreciating in value and taking up space in her driveway, Mrs. Van Cleave decided enough is enough!

She is now filing a claim in Small Claims Court to get restitution.

Here we have a Trustee who wants to raise your taxes for the benefit of Village employees and the large ego of Bob Cole. Chairman of the Finance Committee who had to borrow money to pay his property taxes, but figures the struggling families of Carpentersville, should have no problem paying higher taxes to make Public Works employees comfortable in the harshest of Winter and cool in the hottest  months of Summer.

Makes you really, really wonder, if the vehicle was his to sell to begin with. Especially so, when he was having all those problems with his wife and going through that bitter divorce.

Can anyone say,” Marital Property?”

 

 

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Pat Schultz, Reformer or Hypocrite?

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During the dark days of the Boettger & Sigwalt administration, when “No-Opinion Audits” were just as common as handing out candy on Halloween and collusion among Village Board members to stifle dissent was justified to move Carpentersville “FORWARD.” It seems that we’re revisiting history.

Back in those Dark Ages, Pat [Patricia] Schultz was among many, who found the tactics of the Boettger/Sigwalt administration as being DICTATORIAL and unhealthy for Carpentersville’s finances and transparency.

Now that she is elected and is part of the political machine, she has embraced the former tactics of the Boettger/Sigwalt administration. She believes “secrecy” is now the best policy. No need for public input from the taxpayers, since the “political machine” knows best!

I guess it proves that evolution is a fact! Politicians, such as Pat Schultz, promises reform and transparency, but once elected they become the monsters that they once fought against.
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C’ville going down like Wheeling?

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They too wanted to build a palace for their Public Works Director and now the heads will roll.

http://www.dailyherald.com/story/?id=323569

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Carpentersville Political Machine!

Board05-09119514Just like Cook County politics, Carpentersville raises taxes with-out concern of the taxpayers. What do you call a group of elected officials who pass multi-million dollar projects and throws money around with-out public discussion and debate? A political machine!

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Yes, Todd Stroger would be proud of the political power play that Ritter and his critters pulled on the taxpayers.

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Bob Cole’s Palace!

 

 

 

Here we have a small model of the future Public Works Building, complete with fine Dining facilities, ultra deluxe washrooms with heated toilet seats, air-conditioning, heated garages, royally decorated offices, splendid landscaping and as you can see, a beautiful new landmark of a building.

 

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We’ve overheard that this Public Works Building will be named after Bob Cole, yes what finer tribute to Bob Cole, who has waited decades for his turn to spend a wad of cash on his monument to himself.

 

Don’t worry though about how we’re financing this palace for Bob Cole’s trucks and employees. You see Bob has been on a fishing expedition for 2 decades to try to pay for his grand vision. The photo below shows Bob Cole landing this beautiful 12 million pound, oops… err, umm dollar bond. No easy feat, no sir! He landed this huge trophy, despite a recession [some of us think depression] a huge foreclosure rate, declining revenue and crumbling infrastructure.

 

 

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No boys and girls, there’s no turning back now! No sirree, The Village Board just handed over 1 million pounds, ooops, crap, I mean dollars over to the developers and is non-refundable.

 

Congrats, Bob Cole on your major catch of the day!

 

Oh….will you be needing a brand new ice maker machine to replace the old one?

 

Just my thoughts,

Aunt Brenda 

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