I used to live off of Jennings Road, which is unpaved, used by many, causing damage to houses and can be dangerous. It is a true example of why some roads in Webster Twp. need to be paved or sustainably maintained. I am willing to do the work to leverage funds from federal, state and local government to help fund sustainable upgrades for some of the roads in the Twp. Dirt roads are part of the charm of our rural community and it is not financially responsible to pave all of them.
All residents should have access to cable internet. Many in Webster Twp. still do not have access, and those that have access have only one choice.
I will work to leverage funding from federal, state and local government, including the Washtenaw County Broadband Task Force to build infrastructure and improve access for residents.
Nearly every resident wants Webster Twp to stay rural and underdeveloped. They want farms to prosper. And they don't want to pay more taxes. We have to figure out a way to broaden our tax base to remain viable as a Twp. We can do that by building sub-divisions, or by developing businesses that are successful in the community as it is.
Agri-business/agri-tourism is more than just wedding barns. I can only imagine that it might be less than fabulous to live next to a wedding barn. But, at the same time, my family and I love Nixon Farms. I would LOVE to live next to a CSA, or a lavender or blueberry farm. I support agri-business. I think that I may support a wedding barn too, if the location was right and the neighbors (or lack of neighbors) supported it. I would objectively review the proposal and hear from the community before making a decision. Development of agri-business must involve transparency, community input and collaboration, but will allow many to keep their land or farms.
There have been many questions about the consistency and fairness property assessments. I am not an expert. But, I will commit to learning, investigating complaints and transparency in rules and regulations so we all understand.
I wholeheartedly support the Farmland and Open Space Preservation Board and hope I have an opportunity to work on the Board. If not, I will provide any other support I can to leverage funds for land preservation.
This was a hard decision for the Twp to make. And it looks like the Trustees gathered appropriate information to make it. I have been in the unfortunate position of needing emergency care and waiting what seemed like a very long time for it to arrive. Accessible emergency services are a basic need. I support the Webster Twp Fire Station. I will continue to learn more in my role as Trustee.