Campton Hills Update

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Mortgage and Lending with Larry Bettag - Cherry Creek Mortgage

Most people know that there has been a vote to incorporate into a village of Campton Township.  Today I received the following e-mail:

CAMPTON HILLS, ILLINOIS - The Committee to Incorporate the Village of Campton Hills is holding a meet and greet with the 21 candidates for village official positions on Thursday, May 10th from 7-9pm.  The 500 residents who signed the petition to place the incorporation issue on the ballot have been personally invited and will receive priority entrance to hear a brief biography from each candidate and then to informally mingle with the candidates asking questions one-on-one.   This meeting will be held at the Campton Township Community Center located at 5N082 Old LaFox Road, St. Charles, Illinois.  As space allows, the general public will also be allowed admittance. Feedback forms will be provided to those that attend.

May 8, 2007

For further information please contact us at

630-584-5700 or 847-567-5805 contact@incorporatecampton.org.

Sponsored and paid for by Preserve Fox Valley,www.preservefoxvalley.com A copy of our report is on file with the Kane County Clerk,819 S.Batavia Ave.,Geneva,IL 60134

What I find interesting is that the slate that won has stated that they are not going to raise taxes in order to "preserve" Campton Township.  Already people are saying that the internal organization that won is saying or insuating that they can't run a new village without new taxes.  Therefore, either the slate that won is incredibly stupid and had no idea what they were doing or else they lied in order to get their agenda passed.  If they're stupid should they be running a village?  If they're just liars...maybe they're perfect politcians, but they shouldn't be leading a village...especially one that is expensive to live within in the first place.  I wish that politicians would run under a truthful campaign, but I guess I'm digressing here.

What's upsetting about this e-mail is that the new government that is suppose to interview people for the open positions to represent all of campton hills...is inviting only those 500 residents who signed the position.  I thought the government was supposed to represent all in their district to the best of their abilities...that means seeking out the opinions of those with whom you may not agree with.  The e-mail continues..."as space allows, the general public will also be allowed admittance." Very discretionary and subjective.  I'm glad that we have new leaders that espouse to fairness.  What does "as space allows" mean?  Does it mean that if only 3 people show and when the fourth comes and is found to not have signed "their petition," does it mean that space doesn't allow?  What are the determing factors here????

Further, only 13 out of 21 candidates were interviewed for the available positions according to what I'm hearing.  If the newly elected powers are to represent the entire body of Campton Hills wouldn't they interview ALL candidates so that they can make a true and well informed opinion to the Judge who will be ratifying this election.  I don't mind losing in elections.  But they needed to run a truthful or at least a semi-intelligent campaign.  They ran a campaign to win an election, not a campaign to serve the citizens of Campton Hills....there's a huge difference there!!!!!

Just goes to show that the sleaze can be brought down to a local level....gross.....

One more note....I hate when people complain without trying to do something about it.  I ran for "supervisor" of Campton and lost.  I feel that I lost to a decent person.  However, since I did lose, but did run, I have the right to complain.  I want fairness and truth and transparency from the government that is coming into power.  I don't feel that this proposed government is much better than a 3rd world country government.  Thanks for letting me vent.....

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Mary Fitzpatrick
You are so right, Larry.  All residents of the new Village should be welcome at tonight's meeting.  Allowing the general public to attend only if space is available proves to me that the new Village will cater to those who signed the incorporation petition and that the "general public" will never receive the same level of services.  Can you imagine what an uproar would occur if the President of the United States limited income tax refunds to those who voted for him or allowed only his supporters to view his State of the Union address????? 
May 10, 2007 10:55 AM #1
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I feel like that is what's happening here....it's a shame.  We need people to serve and lead.  Thanks.
May 10, 2007 11:01 AM #2
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Last time I checked a self appointed goverment is call a Dectatorship and we where bombing them.I was told that there still maybe hope for all of us if we can get the right amount of signatures we can desolve this village.I personally think allot of the folks in our area did not realize that this effected them and got up this morning and fiqured out they where screwed
May 11, 2007 05:52 PM #3
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Yes...thanks for sharing.  I feel that this is an appropriate course of action.  Thanks for commenting....
May 11, 2007 09:33 PM #4
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I understand that a lot of areas within the Village of Campton Hills are planning to "OPT OUT".  Can anyone supply information as to how this can be done. 
July 23, 2007 12:58 PM #5
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Thanks MaryBeth....great words...I'll check into this tomorrow.
July 24, 2007 10:03 PM #6
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The Pillage Of Campton Hills...
I'm shocked, as a taxpayer, at how much money the VCH must be spending in legal fees. Lawyers aren't free. And who is paying? Oh yeah, me the taxpayer. With the economy in the tank and money in short supply on the home front, how can voters justify paying for another level of government we don't need? The mismanagement of VCH money seems like it verges on criminal.

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Concerned Taxpay....how right you are....anyway....all we can do is work and pray that the house of cards crumbles.

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