Egg Harbor Town Supervisor Candidates


Myles Dannhausen Sr.


Family: Wife Mary; six children, nine grandchildren


Age: 68


Education: B.S. History, Loyola University; M.A. Urban Studies, Loyola University


Occupation: Innkeeper, Bay Point Inn


Relevant Experience/ Civic Involvement: Egg Harbor Town Plan Commission; President, Egg Harbor Historical Society; City of Chicago, Office of the Mayor, 1868-1973


Why are you the best choice for the board?


My government experience enables me to assist the town in its efforts to preserve its rural character through limited governmental intrusion into the private activities of its citizens. I know how to keep government off the back of the residents of the town and successfully, while on the Plan Commission, I fought for less regulation during the development of the Town’s “Smart Growth Plan.”


Are there services that the town provides that should be cut or scaled back to save money? Are there services the town should take on?


Town government regulation of rural enterprises and activities should be less intrusive than is presently the case. At the same time, expanded use of rural land for vacation homes should be strictly regulated as vacation homes drive up the cost of government without corresponding economic benefit to the community.


Town government should monitor the development of emerging technologies that reduce our dependence on non-renewable resources and avoid regulations that discourage use of such technologies by town residents.


When residents encounter government regulation for any reason, government has a continuing responsibility to explain and justify its actions in each individual instance. Town government should not seek to apply regulations to activities for which there is no previously enacted ordinance that applies specifically to the proposed activity.


What other issue or issues are a high priority for the town in the term ahead (please list no more than three)?


1. The town needs to redefine what constitutes a structure. Structures that are not reasonably related to real property improvement – such as small portable storage structures, deer stands, and school bus shelters – should not require a building permit. Incidental commercial improvements needed for safety and customer convenience should be exempt from building permit requirements wherever possible.


2. Promote broad ordinance exemptions for activities and improvements that reduce consumption of non-renewable resources, promote agricultural and manufactured products and home business development.


3. Continued support of efforts to document and reflect on our heritage of innovation and self-reliance as a means to find solutions for future challenges.


What is the number one thing the council can do to make the town a better place to live?


Promote policies that reduce consumption of non-renewable resources through advocacy of technologies that offer income opportunities for Egg Harbor residents.


Joe Krauel


Joe Krauel did not respond to our questionnaire.