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Respecting the Taxpayer

Respecting the Taxpayer

My campaign is based on five key principles. Each week I take a deep dive into one of the five principles. Over the past two weeks I’ve explained what improved transparency looks like and how historic preservation can be an economic development strategy.

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Creating An Active Community

Creating An Active Community

I walk for at least 30 minutes every day. I started this routine when I started putting on  a few pounds. When the weather is nicer I get out on my bicycle whenever I can as well. Finding ways to exercise doesn’t come naturally…you have to be purposeful.

For instance, I have a post office box for my business and I check it almost daily. I used to drive there…now I walk. Kroger is about the same distance in the other direction so I

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Old Town Work Crew

I belong to a group of neighbors called the Old Town Work Crew. It was organized a couple of years ago by local homeowners Anne Kenley and Krista Bocko. It’s a loosely knit group of folks who gather at a different member’s house once a month to tackle a project that might be too difficult to do on their own. We usually paint, glaze windows, do yard work, strip wallpaper, lay pavers, that kind of thing. It’s just four hours on a Saturday morning once a month or whatever time you can spare. And, once you participate a couple of times you can get on the list to have the crew work at your house. I really like this kind of community effort for several reasons:
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In Memory of Mr. Arbuckle

Noblesville businessman (and local legend) Bob Arbuckle died yesterday, Monday January 28, 2019. He was 96.

I got to know Bob pretty well over the past few years. His Railroad Place shop is just a couple of blocks from my home and I’d stop in to see him occasionally as I walked the neighborhood. More often than not he was hunched over a sewing machine, making detailed repairs to the mechanism, a rare skill that isn’t easy to find these days and ever rarer now that he’s gone.

Bob wasn’t always easy to talk to. He liked to keep a schedule and if he had to concentrate to finish a job he would prefer that you come back later rather than ruin his concentration. I was
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The Levinson (Update)

I wanted to alert you to the City Council meeting on Tuesday Dec. 18. On the agenda are revised plans for the Levinson, that huge apartment building planned for downtown Noblesville.

You ‘ll recall the developer brought it before the council a few months ago. They OK’d it but a number of residents and local organizations including the Preservation Alliance, asked if they could contribute their advice on the design because it didn’t seem to fit into downtown very well.    

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Elf on the Square

Elf on the Square

The Mike Corbett for Mayor campaign is launching a promotion to help drive holiday traffic to the courthouse square.

“This was originally conceived as a response to the city’s decision to move the Santa House,” said Corbett. Last week the city reversed course after realizing it didn’t have the authority to move the house, which has been a holiday tradition for several generations.
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Corbett Sets The Tone For Mayoral Campaign

Corbett Sets The Tone For Mayoral Campaign

The below is the speech given by Mike Corbett at his Campaign Kick-Off Rally.

This is a crucial time for the City of Noblesville. Events over the past four years have revealed a disconnect between the people and our leaders and its time to correct that.

At the same time, development that has the potential to change the face of our city is knocking at the door. We’re lucky it’s happening now. We have examples of modern development happening just down the road.

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They Just Don’t Get It

They Just Don’t Get It

Ours is not a battle pitting old things against new things. The battle is for inclusion and respect but it’s not just “old folks” who are crying out. It’s people of all ages and experiences. They aren’t upset by change, they are upset by being continually ignored and pushed aside.

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