Richard Flynn

Demographics

Independent

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Private client banker, Jpmorgan Chase

Married, Jessica Flynn

On the Record

What experiences do you have that make you a good candidate for office?

I was recently promoted to chase private client from a business banker. I was a trusted business advisor for the past two years. My expertise is in business cash flow. I worked with businesses that had revenues from $500,000 - $30,000,000. I help with everything from simple accounts to complex cash managment.

What are your top two or three priorities if elected?

My number one mission is to get the residents involved in the community. I think that we are missing a big opportunity by not getting the residents opinions on what is taking place in the community. We need to preserve the small town ambience, develop and progress while maintaining a balanced budget. We should start to look at creative ways to save money. We should offer incentives to departments for ending the fiscal year under budget. We should look for new innovations or technologies that could save the village money over time.

Would you support freezing your taxing district’s levy until housing prices rebound? Why or why not?

I do support freezing our tax levy. The village was able to slightly lower the tax basis by 1% this year. I also want to work on lowering other costs as well. The price of water and sewer are going up by 7% a year. The utility tax was up .4% on electric service. We are also a home rule municipality so we add .75% to retail sales tax on almost all purchase. We need to find a was to control all costs not just taxes.

What one decision by the village board do you most disagree with and why?

The riverside condo project next to port Edwards. In my opinion the building should not have been built. It is a horrible location for an apartment complex. Lets get the riverside building generating revenue.If they are not going to get the apartments built and rented soon lets turn it into a commercial building or medical center. I am afraid that Windsor square apartments will turn out to be a mistake too. A 220 unit complex with rights to expand on the busy Randal road corridor might turn out to be another Riverside.

What was the biggest accomplishment of the board in the past year?

Lowering the property tax.

Why should voters elect you to office?

I help businesses everyday with all their business needs. I am a trusted business advisor. I am someone who is always looking for creative solutions. I will be an elected resident that will always be working for the people. We need to get more information out to the people that pay the boards salary. Lets look at innovative ideas like having a polling section on the website where people can vote on big changes to the community. lets set up a booth at local events where the trustees would be available for questions. We need elected residents not politicians.