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You are Viewing an Archived IssuePosted: 05/30/12
Reynard Bockart puts name
in for Bruce clerk
by CHRIS GRAYThe former owner of a local business said he is aiming to look out for taxpayers.
Observer Staff Writer
Reynard Bockart has announced his desire to become Bruce Township clerk in the upcoming election. He is running as a Republican.
Bockart, a Bruce resident since 1992, said his reason for running was simple: He wants to lower taxes and keep them that way, saying people are being "taxed out" of their homes and businesses.
"I think the board and the trustees, their actions, are egregious," he said. "It's an egregious breach of trust against the homeowners in Bruce Township to continually raise and continually assess their home at a higher value, especially during these times."
Bockart currently works as a Realtor with Century 21. Before then, he owned Romeo Floor Covering for 15 years as well as forming a cell phone company and opening a pizzeria. This is his first time running for public office.
He said his main goals in office would be to lower millage rates and to not over-spend.
"We don't need too many people running around on the payroll unless it's necessary," he said. "I'm upset with the government completely, I'd try and change it for the better if I can."
He said he was against the police millage and didn't agree with the board's most recent decision to provide Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds to the Armada Township Fire Department.
"If they can't spend them in our township they should be given back," he said.
He said there needs to be breaks for businesses if the area expects to bring in more jobs and companies.
"They can't run their businesses anymore, they're too worried about audits, tax assessors, people coming in and butting into their business and they can't do their work," he said.