Meet the Candidates – Sagamore Hills trustee candidate

One seat is open on the Sagamore Hills Board of Trustees and John Zaccardelli is running for re-election unopposed.

Trustees make $24,730 per year with the possibility of a 1.75% cost of living adjustment each year through 2028. They are also offered health insurance benefits.

Following are questions posed by the Sagamore Voice. Zaccardelli’s answers were limited to 225 words. Following are his unedited responses.

1. What do you hope to accomplish in your next term that you didn’t in your most recent term?

Zaccardelli: We applied for a grant for a soccer field in our park that we did not receive. We are hoping to apply again. Currently we are looking into a grant to replace our aging playground equipment.

2. How do you plan to regulate new housing developments and other special use facilities that want to construct in Sagamore?

Zaccardelli: The zoning commission regulates all zoning matters in the form of resolutions. We have confidence that the zoning commission will always make decisions that will benefit all Sagamore Hills residents now and in the future.

3. What is the biggest issue facing Sagamore Hills in the next few years?

Zaccardelli: Paving/repairing our 38 miles of township roads. Trustees have to manage costs due to inflation. Every year you get less and less for the same tax dollars that was spent the previous years. ∞

John Zaccardelli
Age: 62
Occupation: Architectural Designer