Grafton Township Assessor Candidate Predicts Blizzard in October

Alan Zielinski doesn’t predict snow but a blizzard of kindness.


Alan Zielinski, candidate for Grafton Township Assessor is predicting not one but two blizzards for Sunday, October 21, 2012.  In addition to specifying the precise day, he's also predicting their exact time and location.

Zielinski's prediction is for "a blizzard of fuzzy white dogs coinciding with a blizzard of kindness." Both will occur at Sammy's Bar and Grill located on the northeast corner of Route 47 and Coral Street in Huntley between noon and 4 p.m.

How can he be so sure? The first blizzard will be provided by Zielinski's campaign staff of fuzzy white rescue dogs and their rescue pals. Zielinski believes he knows Grafton Township residents well enough that they'll be providing the second blizzard of kindness.

Samir Abdullai, owner of Sammy's, will start the "blizzard of kindness" by offering up 25 burger plates each hour to anyone needy/hungry enough to request them. The balance of the meals cost is being paid for by Zielinski's campaign. All the donors ask is that the requesters be truly needy and residents of Grafton Township. Both Abdullai and Zielinski believe "charity begins at home."

The second blizzard is predicted to intensify because Zielinski is combining this event with a food drive for the Grafton Township Food Pantry. Each non-perishable item donors bring will qualify as an entry in a raffle for up to three residential appraisals/property assessment appeals. Those carry a value of up to $995 each plus the annual property tax savings owners might receive.

"It's a unique campaign donation event," Zielinski said. "Rather than accepting donations, we're contributing to convey our commitment to one of my campaign promises: helping the hungry."

With the holidays (and property assessments) looming, please stop by to help the less fortunate and possibly win a valuable appraisal/appeal representation. Even if you don't win the raffle, you'll walk away knowing you contributed to a memorable event that helped the hungry. Given Sammy's friendly staff and tasty food, you'll also be thankful you discovered a wonderful Huntley business worth of your patronage throughout the year.

Zielinski's campaign staff wants to convey that research has shown that petting a dog reduces a human's stress and blood pressure. Combine that with the warm feeling you'll get from donating and this event could make you a calm and stress-free person. Learning about Zielinski's plans for accurate assessments, zero appeals and a Taxpayer Bill of Rights will deepen your peace of mind.



Bill Seedorf October 19, 2012 at 06:08 AM
The owners will receive a tax break in 2 weeks when the assessment notices are sent out,Thanks to Bill Ottley and his dedicated workers.
Al Zielinski October 20, 2012 at 05:53 PM
Taxes are set and levied at the township and county level, not by the assessor. This event is to put some much needed food on the tables of the needy for the upcoming holiday season and beyond. Please be generous and grateful for all you have. Thank you!
Patti Wuich October 21, 2012 at 09:30 PM
Can you believe what a suprise it was when we drove past our office and found Mr. Zielinski's group campainging outside of our business without permission on Sunday, October 21! Not only did they give a lame excuse about leaving messages to inform us that they were going to use our parking lot, but apparenlty left word in the message to contact them if it was NOT OK. What a big assumption to make! Mr. Zielinski wil NOT be getting our votes as he does not care enough to ask permission to use our lot for his campaining. Can you imagine what else he will not be asking permission for?
Bill Seedorf October 22, 2012 at 03:12 AM
We are grateful that we have Bill Ottley and his staff. We sure do not want al zielinski.
Cindy Moore October 26, 2012 at 01:07 AM
Yes, I agree Bill Ottley and his staff seem to be doing a fantastic job! I agree with you Bill.


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