Thursday, April 30, 2015

William Gardner, candidate for North Ridgveille Ward 4

Name: William L Gardner

Political party: Republican

Office sought: N. R. 4th Ward

Age: 68

Place of birth: Cleveland

Address: 5045 North Barton Road North Ridgeville, Ohio 44039

Length of residence in that community: 68

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Facebook: none

Website: electbillgardner

Occupation: Retired

Employer: Self

Elected office experience: Over 9 years North Ridgeville 4th Ward Councilman 1983-1992

Non-elected office experience:
  • North Ridgeville Street Superintendent 92-95
  • Service Director Sheffield Lake Ohio 1995-2012
  • Board member 3 County Integrating Committee 10 years
  • Board Member Ohio TACT Committee 5 Years
  • Board Member Lorain County General Health District 13 years
  • North Ridgeville Board of Flooding and Drainage 2 years
  • North Ridgeville High School
  • USAF Academy BS Eng. Mgt.
  • US Air Command & Staff College
  • US Pilot Training

Marital status: Married Teresa D. Gardner

Children: yes Megan & Katarina

VFW Life Member
Daedalions Life Member (see web site elect bill gardner)
N R Republican Club

Should you be elected, what are three specific areas you’d like to change, address, improve or further research, and how specifically would you go about it?:
1. Flooding and Drainage Control through a storm water utility. 2. Widening US 20, Lear Nagel and Lorain Road under the need for resident and customer service. 3.Use my 20 years as President of a Cleveland Company to attract businesses to North Ridgeville. I have been to at lease 40 trade shows and I have never not been asked to relocate my company to a new city. North Ridgeville must go to trade shows and display our advantages to Business. I have the time talent and experience to effect business climate change.

Whether for past accomplishments or future goals, why should voters elect you?
Quality comes from Experience. I was the first Road Scholar I & II in Ohio history given by Gov. Voinovich and Taft. I have widened US 6. I have formed and started the first Storm Water Utility in Lorain County which help the resident of Sheffield Lake. This included bonding the program and completing it in lest than 2 years at a cost per resident home of $4.85/month. I was President of The Cleveland Vibrator Company for over 20 years and talked to 100's of business owners, I know how to find out what owner want and need from a City and can provide the time and talent to effect business growth in North Ridgeville.
As my website says, North Ridgeville needs to develop a theme that will highlight our advantages.

1 comment:

  1. I had an alternator installed at Ed's Midview Service on SR 82 in Grafton. The work was started a day or two late. In the meantime, my recently painted car sat in Ed's poorly lit parking lot. When my alternator was finally installed, Ed called me and invited me to pick the car up after hours. When I arrived, I immediately noticed that my car was backed into the same space where I parked it two or three days earlier. A dark colored truck or SUV was parked in the space to the driver's side with very little room in between.

    Because of the position of the car, poor lighting, and the close proximity of the truck or SUV, I didn't get a good look at the driver's side of my car until after I pulled into my destination just up the road. When I got out, I immediately noticed a large dent in the rear door on the driver's side. I left several messages for Ed that evening and spoke with him the following morning. When I mentioned the damage, he said that it was already there when I dropped it off and that he had two witnesses to prove it. THAT WAS A LIE. When I dropped my car off several days earlier, there was no one there but Ed. So his claim to have witnesses could not have been true. Still, he refused to accept any responsibility for the damage.

    About 48 hours after picking my car up, it broke down leaving me stranded about 25 miles from home. The cost to have it towed was $130. The repair charge was another $60. The problem was with the main wire for the alternator that Ed had installed. It had fallen off or broken off. It had never fallen off before Ed laid his hands on it and it hasn't fallen off since.

    All together, I am out an additional $350 for the damage to the rear door, $130 for the tow, and $60 for the second repair to the alternator.

    I have already filed a complaint with the Better Business Bureau. The details will be posted on their website in a few weeks unless Ed grows a moral spine, honors a reasonable portion of his own warranty and pays for the body damage to my car, which by the way was in near mint condition until it was severely dented at Ed's Midview Service. In the meantime, I am going to post this warning all over the web.

    I have also challenged Ed in writing to a polygraph (lie detector) test. Loser pays the bill. He initially pretended to accept my challenge but then backed out immediately when I called him to make the necessary arrangements. He will never accept my polygraph challenge because he knows that I will pass and he will fail.

    Beware of work delays, poorly lit parking lots, and mechanics who refuse to accept any responsibility when they screw up. Beware of Ed's Midview Service.