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City Alderman Seeking County Board Seat

Yorkville Ward 3 Alderman Marty Munns filed nominating petitions for County Board District 1 for the March Republican primary.

Yorkville alderman Marty Munns could have a much larger constituency next winter if he’s successful in his bid for Kendall County Board.

Munns, who has served on Yorkville’s City Council since 2001, for a District 1 seat in the Republican primary.  Ten Republicans are seeking five spots in the March primary; the top five Republican vote-getters will vie for five seats in the November election.

If Munns is elected in November, his City Council seat likely will be considered vacated, and Yorkville Mayor Gary Golinski will appoint a replacement, with the advice and consent of the aldermen, Yorkville City Administrator Bart Olson said. Munns’ term as alderman is up in 2013, so if he is unsuccessful in the county board race, he could seek re-election as Ward 3 alderman in the spring of 2013.

Yorkville’s city administration seems to have more civility since Golinski became mayor, Munns said.

So he’d like to turn his attention to the County Board and focus on giving residents who live within city boundaries more of a voice in county government. Some services offered at various levels of government seem duplicitous, and government officials don’t seem to work well together, Munns said.

“With all the money that’s going in,” Munns said, of county government, “there needs to be more common sense to what’s going on.”

He pointed to the recent KenCom 911 , in which three over funding.

Munns also questioned county meeting times, in which several county board committee meetings and one of the two monthly board meetings are routinely scheduled during traditional work hours. Having meetings at 9 a.m. or 10 a.m. makes it hard for citizens to get involved or to attend meetings, he said.

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