Long Island City, New York
Bachelor's Degree, Graphic Arts , Rochester Institute of Technology
Small Business Owner / Sales, Trade Label & Decal, Inc
Married, Cathy Blecker
Phillip Blecker, 36
David Blecker, 37
On the Record
What experiences do you have that make you a good candidate for office?
My experience is running my own small business for the past 25 years. A village runs much like a business. Goals and objectives have to be set, then plans and budgets must be put in place as a guide to reaching these goals.
What are your top three priorities if elected?
To maintain the established expectations of the people of Campton Hills. This includes supporting a high quality of life for their families and encouraging low impact development with few negative risks. The village has to decide if it wants to become just another big suburban community or to keep its highly valued semi-rural character, which I support. The village must live within its means. In these tough economic times it is imperative that the village be run in a fiscally conservative businesslike manner. This is one way to perserve what the resident\'s value about Campton Hills. All elected officals should not only listen to the people but hear what they are saying. Considering that decisions made by the trustees will affect the nature of the village for years to come it is imperative the people\'s voice weigh heavily in all decisions.
Would you support freezing your taxing district’s levy until housing prices rebound? Why or why not?
Camptom Hills does not have a tax levy.
What one decision by the village board do you most disagree with and why?
I do not have any major disagreements with any of the board\'s decisions, however I did have a problem with the way the board handled the Kiva Rehab annexation/special use permit. Something of this importance should have been put on the ballot for a referndum. Instead the public was told this was not possible without an explanation why.A post card poll was taken but never discussed at any public hearings, the only mention of the results were in the press. The village President could have been more open with the public. This would have avoided many misconceptions and rumors that abounded in the community.
What was the biggest accomplishment of the board in the past year?
Although two board members favored the Kiva proposal the board rejected the annexation and special use permit for the Kiva Rehab Center
Why should voters elect you to office?
If elected I will listen to what the people have to say. My votes will represent the people who elected me into office. I will work to keep the high quality of life that we all moved here for. I will support development proposals that are low impact on the community with few negative risks to our semi-rural way of life. I will work against any proposal that may jeopardize the safty or values of the community.
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