Tom Kenley will not seek re-election for Township of Noblesville administrator, says Deputy Administrator Caldwell – Hamilton County Reporter
Editor’s Note: The following statement was sent to Tom Kenley’s Reporter on Tuesday.
I have been honored to serve two terms as a director of the Township of Noblesville and one term as a member of the township board of directors. It has been a pleasure working with my excellent staff and City Council members Peggy Pfister, Joe Arrowood and John Davis.
We have accomplished a lot during my tenure. We have increased the level of financial assistance for the residents of Noblesville and introduced new programs for families in need, the homeless and eligible inmates released from Hamilton County Jail.
Our office is actively involved with the Noblesville Police and Fire Departments in seeking help for addicts and those suffering from mental illness. We have given the opportunity to some of our residents to find a way out of these very serious societal problems.
These efforts have been of great benefit to many who have benefited from the help offered and enriching to all of us who work in the Office of the Trustees.
During my tenure, we have consistently lowered your tax rate and lowered general property tax twice. Our tax levy for 2022 is $ 205,000 less than in 2021. We were able to do this in part thanks to federal COVID funding for rent and utilities. The bottom line is that my proposed property tax levy has been kept low while providing more services to residents in need. This was accomplished with the support of the Noblesville City Council.
I would like to thank all of the community members who voted for me as Township Trustee and all the good people who have worked with us and contributed to the success of the Trustee Office during my two terms. Now is the time to turn the management of this office over to a younger person with experience and new ideas on how to continue to improve our commitment to the residents of Noblesville.
I fully endorse my deputy administrator, Theresa Caldwell, for her election as administrator for the Township of Noblesville.