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Village of Roberts candidates vie for positions in election

Two candidates are on the ballot in the race for village president in Roberts. Following are their responses to a survey.

Village of Roberts

Village president

Name: Terry A. Dull

Age: 62

Family: My wife Carolyn and I have been married for 30 years. We have two children, Ellen and Adam, and three grandchildren.

Municipality of residence: Roberts

Years living in community: I have lived in the village of Roberts and surrounding area all of my life. My wife and I have lived in our present home in the village for the past 30 years.

Occupation: Retired in August of 2010. (I worked for a trade company in St. Paul, Minn. for 30 years.)

Public service experience: In the past 30 years I have served on the Roberts Warren Fire Association Board and the village safety board. At the present time I am on the park and public works boards. I served two terms as a village trustee from 2006 to 2010.

Two issues facing the board or council you are running for:

1. One of the biggest issues will be dealing with the cuts in state aid. There will be some hard decisions on how to maintain services and personnel to stay within our budget limitations.

2. The board needs to find new ways to help attract new business to develop jobs and new growth into the village without adding any burden on the taxpayers.

Name: Willard Moeri

Age: 65

Family: Wife's name is Margaret, son's names are Steven, David and Justin, daughter's name is Emily.

Municipality of residence: Roberts

Years living in community: 41

Occupation: Human resources director for Safeway Bus Company.

Public service experience: served on Roberts Village Board from 1991-2009. Served in capacity of Roberts village president from 2001-2007, 2009-present. Served as the St. Croix County economic development director from 2004-2010.

Two issues facing the board or council you are running for:

1. Continue to provide services to village citizens without raising taxes. The village board needs to a.) make common sense decisions that adjust to the fast St. Croix County growth while maintaining a good quality of life and b.) work with the state and county to eliminate overlapping services provided by other municipalities.

2. Turning the local economy around, especially in the area of economic development. The board needs to a.) provide incentives to encourage new businesses which will create new jobs and b.) maintain a balance between industrial, residential and commercial factors of development.