Letter: I want to give my time as a village trustee

By on March 26, 2009

I have been a long-time resident of Elburn for 37 years and currently reside in Blackberry Creek. My wife Lonna and I have been married 44 years and raised our three children, Jim, Kevin and Kelly Durbala in Elburn. We have always been proud of Elburn, being such a safe and friendly community.

Now that I am retired, I would like to give my time to the village as a trustee. I was elected to the village board in 1987 but was forced to resign because of conflict with my employment. I am presently on the Zoning Board of Appeals and have been a member of this board for 12 years.

I am a 30-year-plus member of the Elburn Lions Club, the St. Charles Moose and a member of St. Gall church. I would like to be a part of Elburn’s growth and prosperity. If I am elected, I will pursue the Anderson Road bridge and development around the Metra station. We need to link the Metra station with our downtown area. We need to revitalize and update our Main Street with new businesses.

If I am elected, I will give 100 percent of my time as a trustee. I urge everyone to vote April 7.

Jerry Schmidt