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April 19, 2011

Council race heats up in Plainfield



“I know firsthand what problems they face and what has or has not been done by the town to support our businesses,” he said. “I am not as concerned with bringing in new businesses.

“The Town of Plainfield has experienced tremendous growth in the last two decades and we have added some great amenities such as the trail system and the Aquatic Center. But these additions must be carefully ran and maintained to ensure they do not drain our future tax dollars.”

Battling for District 3 are Francy Daum and incumbent Bill Kirchoff.

Daum was born and raised in Hendricks County. She attended Plainfield schools. She is a mother and grandmother who is retired from both the real estate and banking industries.

“I have a concern that Plainfield may be accumulating too much long-term debt,” Daum said. “Especially in a time of economic downturn. While other communities are cutting back on expenditures, Plainfield appears to be spending freely.”

She said she has a sincere desire to bring a new transparency to Plainfield town government and to seek to encourage citizen input on issues.

“I believe strongly that council agendas should be published well in advance of meetings; thus giving citizens an opportunity to review ordinances and resolutions and express their views prior to passage,” Daum said. “The Internet, e-mail, and electronic notices can be used to keep citizens informed of government actions before and after being adopted into law.”

Kirchoff said he is running for re-election because he’s committed to serving the community. He is currently serving his eighth year as vice president of the board and his 12th year on the council. He is retired from Cinergy, which is now Duke Energy.

“I bring a strong management and customer service background from my career at Cinergy,” he said.

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