DOVER ‒ If elected mayor of Dover, Nicholas Homrighausen mentioned his priorities would be to strengthen the nearby economy, preserve the neighborhood secure and make positive infrastructure is up to date.
“I program to generate and help city policies that will encourage our nearby corporations to develop and generate jobs,” he mentioned. “I will operate to balance Dover’s spending budget, make forward-considering investments in our neighborhood and reverse the existing administration’s policy of spending more than $600,000 on outdoors legal solutions and alienating nearby corporations.”
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A life resident of Dover
Homrighausen, 40, is in search of the Republican nomination in the Might two major to run for mayor in the November basic election. His squaring off with the existing Mayor Shane Gannoe.
A life resident of Dover, he has served as the executive director of neighborhood and financial improvement for the Harrison County Neighborhood Improvement Corp. considering that 2015. He mentioned that through his time at the CIC, he helped to attract additional than $two.six billion in new financial improvement projects to Harrison County.
He is a 2001 graduate of Dover Higher College and a 2005 graduate of Muskingum University with degrees in business enterprise, economics and political science.
He is the son of former Mayor Richard Homrighausen, who was convicted on theft in workplace charges in November and was removed from workplace in January.
His tenure at the Harrison County CIC has been contentious at occasions. In 2022, two Harrison County commissioners demanded that the CIC fire him more than what they claimed was “unethical behavior and dishonesty” or the board would no longer have a contract with commissioners to present financial improvement solutions. The CIC board voted to retain Homrighausen.
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Homrighausen was also an unsuccessful candidate for Tuscarawas County clerk of courts in 2012.
The position of mayor pays $103,056.04 annually.
A concentrate on Dover’s infrastructure
If elected mayor, he mentioned, he would operate to preserve Dover’s bridges, municipal light plant, water, sewer and highways updated.
“Relating to future infrastructure, I will operate to reverse Dover’s existing lack of arranging by building a 5-year program and operate to implement the downtown master program that was began 5 years ago,” he mentioned. “I will also generate new plans for a shovel-prepared industrial park to attract new corporations, as properly as invest in workforce instruction applications at present offered by the state and nearby partners.”
Homrighausen was important of the quantity of income the city has spent employing the Cleveland law firm of Ulmer & Berne to investigate the activities of Richard Homrighausen in 2021, on lawsuits filed by the former mayor against the city and defending itself from a lawsuit filed by Dover Chemical Corp.
Dover Chemical filed the suit in an work to block enforcement of an ordinance passed by Dover City Council that would need the enterprise to spend a surcharge on any electrical energy it utilizes more than one hundred,000 kilowatt hours per month. The case is ongoing.
Homrighausen mentioned he would not comment on ongoing legal situations, but he mentioned the spending is out of handle. “It should really be a fantastic concern to all residents.”
Staying ahead of altering power policy
He was important of the existing administration’s operation of the municipal light plant.
“I consider with the existing administration’s lack of arranging and getting quick-sighted, that if you never spend interest to the prevailing winds at the national level relating to the ever-altering power landscape and legislation that, in my opinion, you happen to be going to be incredibly tough-pressed to preserve a energy plant operating anytime it really is below attack by unique administrations on the national level just about every 4 years,” he mentioned.
“A single point that is continual in the power landscape is that it really is ever-altering and the policy consistently is changed and you have to keep ahead of EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) requirements. You have to be forward-considering.”
He mentioned Dover’s mayor should really have a vision to guard the energy plant and the jobs there and to appear to continue to add shoppers.
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Asked if believed the investigation of his father and his trial on theft in workplace charges would have an effect on how individuals would vote, he responded, “I am focused on the future, and I think that the voters have constantly been focused on the future in Dover. It is constantly been a incredibly progressive city. In my opinion, it really is been the financial engine of Tuscarawas County and the surrounding regions. So I consider that the voters can see by way of that. That is what I am right here for is to continue to move forward and champion Dover to the state, area and all through the nation.”
The winner of the Republican major will face Democrat Colby Byrom in the November basic election.
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