An Important Note on Tonight’s Village Board Meeting

October 4, 2012

Village Government

An Important Note from Trustee Spande

The Village has been informed that the board broke the law due to an OMA violation in Exec Session on 8/23/2012. We are on 6 months of probation. See the attached letter from the State’s Attorney for details.

Of course, this violation is directly due to the actions of the trustees that control the board:

  • I voted NO to even go into Exec Session – I had a very good idea of what the majority wanted to do, and it was frivolous and vindictive of the secrecy of Exec Session
  • The village attorney STRONGLY advised the board to NOT discuss litigation when this was not stated as a reason to go into Exec Session
  • I strongly objected to discussing litigation, noting the OMA violation. As I recall, Deb strongly objected and Jack did too
  • The majority proceeded anyway

This was a brazen and clear cut OMA violation. It is instructive that the State’s Attorney only took a month to investigate the issue and then send a letter (dated 9/27/2012, received 10/3/2012).

By an amazing coincidence, none of the trustees that control the board are going to attend today’s board meeting. Isn’t that interesting? The board meeting will be held anyway for elected official and public comment.

Click here to read the letter from the State’s Attorney

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