By: Diane Benjamin
The Village of Hudson failed to post the agenda for tonight’s meeting on their website 48 hours in advance. It was finally posted to the website sometime yesterday.
The Agenda that was posted on the door of the Water Departments is different than the one now posted on the Village website!.
See a pic of the water department agenda here: 6/6/2017 agenda See the revised agenda here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B2ah1WZ0NJXlb0g4b2JnYUdPa2s
Since it wasn’t legally posted 48 hours in advance, it is an illegal meeting. Changing the agenda less than 48 hours before the meeting also makes it illegal.
This is one item they changed:
They are holding not just one SECRET MEETING – they have two scheduled. This is the first one. Obviously Hudson needs a Village President since Jason Collins resigned, but discussing a Village Attorney violates local ordinances which clearly state the President appoints the Village Attorney, not the Board: (click to enlarge)
Evidently they haven’t read the ordinance because this item only got moved:
The only way this vote doesn’t violate Hudson law is if Caleb Post gets appointed Village President. Of course, that would mean the fix is in since, as President, he could say who he wants to appoint. The Board could then vote on that appointment. I hear it’s a different person than the one who has represented them. (More to this story in the future!)
Also on the agenda for tonight:
These trustees were elected by the few people who bothered to vote in Hudson – what is there to discuss? What is there to vote on? Does the Board realizes trustees are elected to represent the people – not the Board. The Board has no valid reason to “vote” on incoming trustees! I hear Hudson patterned their ordinances after Normal, but the Board doesn’t live in Normal. There must be a reason they don’t live in Normal – why are they trying to imitate them?
From the April meeting minutes-just posted:
The July meeting is still listed on the Village website for July 4th: http://my.hudsonil.org/board-meeting-schedule.html
Village Board Meeting
If they are really meeting on July 4th, citizens need to be there. Maybe they are counting on you NOT attending.
For Kathy Brooks who thinks the agenda doesn’t need posted 48 hours in advance to the website: