Many Belleville residents know little about township government. A supervisor and four trustees are elected every four years.
Belleville Township is coterminous with the city and doesn't duplicate what the city provides. Taxes are received for the township and are spent for salaries for supervisor, four trustees, two secretaries, rent and supplies. The major expense is used for an average of 60 individuals in need monthly (clients' names must be kept confidential) and organizations with worthy causes. Example: Yearly 1,000 elementary students are exposed to Lindenwood University's engaging character storytelling performed by renowned storytellers.
The township was distressed and saddened by the death of longtime dedicated trustee, Paul Klinger, who always received the majority of votes. Paul's seat must be filled with a candidate with his integrity and wisdom. That candidate, Joe Hubbard, has come forth. Joe is the counterpart of Mother Teresa. He is actually overqualified and the epitome of township business. Those who know Joe can testify to the thousands of deeds to help those in need and keep good organizations alive. He is joined at the hip with soup kitchens and day and night calls for assistance.
It's time to honor Hubbard. Put him in this important seat.
Please vote in this election. Be present at Belleville West High School on Sept. 18. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the election will begin at 7 p.m. If you are not eligible to vote, send someone who can.