Forest Park Review from Forest Park, Illinois on March 24, 1971 · Page 8
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Forest Park Review from Forest Park, Illinois · Page 8

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FOREST PARK REVIEW, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 24, 1971, PAGE 8 A LETTER FROM MAYOR EARL R. W/TT When I took office as Mayor In 1967 from my opponent, who was the previous mayor, the village was $35,000 in debt. The water fund, the only revenue producing fund we have that other departments could borrow from, had a $1,000,000.00 bond issue against it. All water revenue was earmarked to pay for it. The parking meter fund was mortgaged to the hilt after the expenditure of $181,000.00 to construct a parking lot on Madison Street, and we still owe about $90,000.00 on it. The finances were in pitiful condition. In spite of starting in the red, under my administration, the village provided exactly the same , services my opponent provided. Maintained Sidewalks Continued Completion Eipaided 9. Expanded Tree Removal and Planting One To Tree Diseases In addition to all this, I added 6 additional firemen and policemen. I also raised the salaries $3,000.00 a year during 4 years against my opponent's $300.00 increase over the entire 4 years he served. Other village employees' salaries were raised each year. The following new equipment was purchased. A fire ' engine, street sweeper, police squad cars - 3 or 4 each year as necessary. The following things were ' done at no cost to tax payers. 1. Paved Lathrep Ave. From Harvard St. Ti Roisevelt Rd. Including New Lights 2. Paved Hannah Ave. From Madison To Jackson Blvd. Including New Lights These much needed improvements were completed with motor fuel tax money as can.be other future j jobs with wise money management.- During my term a 65 acre industrial site was annexed which when fully completed will add $250,000.00 ' per year in taxes to the schools and the village treasury. We purchased and equipped a new cadillac ' air conditioned ambulance that was badly needed. I just received word that a $10,000.00 grant which I < applied for was approved for the use of purchasing new police radio communication equipment. I also i ran the late Commissioner Dowd's department for the last two years at no added cost to you, the tax- , payer. • . Doing all tills and my opponent says "nothing was done in the last 4 years". Where was he? If spending * the taxpayer's money and putting the village in debt was an accomplishment to my opponent, well, I did < the reverse. I am happy to say that the last three audits show that under my administration, the village < was in the black. This I am proud of - the work of a good administration. MAKE THE RIGHT CHOICE VOTE & RE-EL EOT EARL R. WITT "Gold Medallion" To Fred Allen Builders The electrical industry's symbol of excellence, the "Gold Medallion," has been given to Fred Allen Builders Incorporated, of Oak Park. Fred Allen, second from left, accepts plaque from Charles Daniels, Commonwealth Edison sales engineer. Joining in congratulations are William Mescher, left, Edison area manager and Loren Strohman, right, sales supervisor. The project which won the distinction for AUen was the all-electric 62-apartment Harvard House at 300 Circle Avenue in Forest Park. ave your Carpets cleaned •i PEOPLE THAT KN6* CARPETIH6 The worst eueiy your Carpets havo is dirt! Clean your Carpets once a year for inch longer life. WE ALSO-RENT SHAMPOO MACHINES AND SUPPLY SHAMPDD FOR "DO-IT-YOURSELFERS" 1417 So. 5th Ave. MAYWOOD 1343-7765 2 Blocks North of Eisenhower Expreiswiy HOURS: Dally II Nwq to » P.M. sat. II tr! Open Sun. 1*5 Franklin RUG AND CARPET on APRIL 20th In i> Tti "Witt In Mini" Cinlttie Looking for an unusual lasting gift? Send a Subscription to The FOREST PARK REVIEW PLEASE ENTER MY SUBSCRIPTION TO Check Here i.OO for 1 Year From _ $9.00 for 2 Years To— , 0 19 FOREST PARK REVIEW, 7451 Madison Street, Forest Park, Illinois 60130 Nam«- Addrvu Town- -Stato- -Zlp- ~~rnviatation The residents and administration of ALTENHEIM GERMAN OLD PEOPLES HOME take pleasure inviting you to attend an SUNDAY, MARCH 28th, 1971 from 1 to 4 p.m. 7824 Madison St. Forest Park Refreshments served

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