The following letter from Rick Turner appears in this week's Gazette...
To the Editor:
Last night I spoke at a Village Board meeting
regarding the wisdom, legality and necessity of a proposed contract. The
Mayor accepted my comments and pledged to consider the issues I raised.
OK. Although I am grateful the momentum to repeat past contract
fiascos (plural) was averted (temporarily at least), the incident was
troubling. During my 5 minute “citizen/ taxpayer” moment, I was informed
that the Board would not answer any questions and, indeed has adopted a formal policy of not answering questions from citizens. Wow;
really? I am truly shocked . . . and saddened. Our Village Board has a
formal, written policy of not responding to citizen/ taxpayers.
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