I am VERY happy to see that term limits are finally being brought to our village. I am PRO such a movement. I feel that the trustees should be limited to 3-4 terms or 12-16 years.
As in running a business, which parallels a municipality, there needs to be stability, yet changes made to keep current with times that are constantly on the move.
For a trustee, the first four years involves falling into place and learning the workings of our village. The second and third terms are when they can make their mark for our betterment. The fourth should be used in making sure that the newly elected or appointed trustees are "tutored" in a fashion that will keep OUR village strong and stable.
Anything more than that is a waste of our time and money. As for the mayor, I believe that office should be kept separate without concurrent terms being counted. The mayor has a totally separate agenda and job description. He/She is like the head of a family, and we always need such guidance and support.
If a trustee does well and reaches their limit, why not have that person man the ship for a couple of terms to strengthen the roots that much more. I wish I had signed the petition, but I wasn't asked. You can bet that as Precinct 1 Captain, I WILL push for it on my end!!