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Go after the deadbeats!

Me again.. Just driving up and down the streets in the Indian Section of Carpentersville.. We spotted at least 90% or more cars either did NOT have a current city sticker.. some had NO stickers at all.. what is going on? Why is it fair to those who actually purchase these things? We are not on public aid, do not get food stamps, do not live in Habitat for Humanity houses.. nor are we on section 8. For some reason, WE purchase our “ must have“ stickers.. abide by the rules… and it really burns me as well as other residents that this issue is still not addressed. If WE can see that cars parked IN the street all day and then IN the driveway at night do NOT have stickers, how is this “ issue“ not corrected? I know for a fact that friends of mine have been targeted.. and every one of their cars is stickered, licensed and insured.. what is going on? It seems to me that the only people who are actually purchasing these things are the ones who have done so in the past… again.. WE as Carpentersville residents..are NOT too happy with the lack of enforcement on this and many other issues.. not directing this at one board member, just sending it to all. Seems that when something like this goes on, it is a slap in the face to those of us who have purchased them all along.. like I said, when I first moved out here, cops were stationed at all exits..not that hard.. they checked.. I was impressed.. thought that was great.. now at least 90% of the cars/trucks etc, that are clearly LOCAL.. are not forced to purchase these.. refunding the money paid by those who have paid for years would make a nice down payment on a new house in a different neighborhood.. again..another issue that could and would cut down on the neglected vehicles.. and the parking of cars all over the property.. yet nothing is done.. thanks again for a job well done.. ha ha..

Harley Chick

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Sigwalt wanted a casino, but not video poker?

Here’s the typical flip-flopping of Trustee Judy Sigwalt. She proclaimed a couple of years ago, she wanted an Indian Casino in Carpentersville. Now she’s against a revenue source from video poker?

First she’s against the Public Works Building, as recently as the last election in April of 09, and now she’s for it.

It’s basically has to do with petty politics. After all our last Village President Bill Sarto was against any Indian Casino, so Judy had to go the other way. The same thing happened when Bill Sarto was for the new Public Works Building. She was against that wasteful spending, since we couldn’t afford it at the time. Now she flip-flopped with Sarto gone. Now she proclaimes that we need to build a new PALACE for Bob Cole’s employees. Doesn’t matter does it, that we are drowning in debt in Carpentersville today.

Not everyone pulling lever on casino in Carpentersville
By Larissa Chinwah | Daily Herald Staff
Published: 12/8/2007 12:19 AM
Carpentersville Trustee Judy Sigwalt says the village needs to find unique ways to compete with surrounding municipalities for coveted tax revenue.

So, the senior trustee has asked the village staff to research the possibility of bringing a land-based tribal casino to Randall Road, on a 50-acre parcel just north of Huntley Road.

But casino experts and village officials warn local economies do not always benefit when a casino opens — there are no big tax advantages, and restaurants and such on Indian land often steal customers from established businesses.

Furthermore, they say the steps required to open a tribal gaming site would be lengthy and laborious since the land — known as the Heinkel property — is farmland and not a designated Indian reservation.

Sigwalt said the proposal arose after she learned Hoffman Estates rejected an American Indian tribe’s request to open a casino there.

In 2004, Ho-Chunk Nation officials shut the door on building a casino on a 125-acre site at the Northwest Tollway and Beverly Road in Hoffman Estates.

At that time, Hoffman Estates Village President Bill McLeod said the proposal hadn’t gone far before residents and some neighboring towns opposed the plan.

Pingree Grove officials in the same year invested about $17,000 to determine if an Indian casino was a viable option for that village. Plans did not progress beyond unofficial talks.

Sigwalt said a casino could bring many benefits to Carpentersville.

“Other towns around us have basically used all of the creative ways to develop economically, so we have to be extremely creative,” she said. “There’s not many options left. This would be creative and a good revenue stream for the village.”

But bringing a tribal casino to Carpentersville would be a “very involved process,” said Gary Garrison, a public affairs specialist for the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs in Washington, D.C.

Garrison said the first step involves finding an out-of-state tribe to purchase the land, since there are no federally recognized tribes in Illinois and just three off-reservation casinos across the country, including one in Wisconsin.

Once a tribe purchases the land and places it in a trust, Garrison said, the governor must approve a gaming compact authorizing the tribe to operate a gaming venue. The deal must then seek approval of the U.S. Secretary of the Interior.

William Thompson, a professor of public administration at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas, said a casino actually could hurt the village’s economy if the proposal moves forward.

Indian-owned casinos and resorts do not pay local, state or federal taxes.

“A casino is going to draw money out of the pockets of the local businesses,” said Thompson, who has studied the economic impact of casinos on communities in Illinois. “It is quite likely the casino will have restaurants and buffets. People are not going to walk across a parking lot and across the street to eat at a local restaurant.”

Village President Bill Sarto also questioned the rationale of opening a casino less than 10 miles from Elgin’s Grand Victoria, the most successful of the state’s nine licensed riverboat gaming sites.

“Why would the governor approve a casino that is in direct competition with a state-licensed riverboat just down the road?” Sarto said. “It makes no sense. It is not beneficial to the community.”

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Judy doesn’t have any real plans for Carpentersville. Just look how she took control of the Parks Committee, she first favored the return of the Fourth Of  July Fireworks at Carpenter Park. Now she’s so concerned about our financial problems she and others decided to eliminate the HUGE costs of the fireworks. Yes, a whopping $7500!

Yes, Judy Sigwalt needs that $7500 to help pay off over 14 million dollars for the new Public Works Palace!

And now, apparently we don’t need any extra revenue from Video Poker machines.                                                   

Does Judy need a psychological exam? Does she just follow Paul Humpfer’s orders? The same guy who gave all sorts of excuses and LIES about a vehicle TITLE that took 2 years and 6 months to hand over to one of his victims?

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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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Judge Pirro wants to hear the case too!

Gloria Van Cleave, who has been victimized by Carpentersville Trustee Paul Humpfer, has just received a call from the Producers of The Judge Jeanine Pirro Show from the Fox Network.

Paul, please stop victimizing Gloria and accept the invitation from Judge Pirro. Why do you want to drag this trial another 3 months? Do you claim that it’s YOU that is the victim?

Seems like the excuses of rapists who claim that she asked for it.

Let’s end the drama and suspense Mr. Humpfer, agree to the offer and let it be decided sooner, instead of later.

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Trustee Humpfer wants TRIAL!

Yes boys and girls, Carpentersville Trustee and Finance Chairman wants a trial. He figures that he owes Gloria Van Cleave NOTHING! He didn’t even have a TITLE for Gloria!

So, now we have a trial date of January 29th, 2010. YES! Gloria must wait another THREE MONTHS to at least receive  a TITLE! Another THREE MONTHS of plowing snow around a vehicle, which she can not sell, drive or insure against vandalism.

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What does Mr. Humpfer have to hide?!?!

Is he being strictly VILE and VINDICTIVE?!?!

Or is it that the bank still has the TITLE? Hnmmm…

This isn’t half the story, stay tuned for more on Carpentersville Playhouse! YES! Boys and girls, we’ll remove the “trust” from TRUSTEE soon!

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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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