By: Diane Benjamin
The Council meeting below is from 11/2/2020. Mayor Chris Koos states for the record Town policy is to refer any violations of Pritzker’s Executive Orders to the Health Department. He does not say the police will be sent to investigate because he knows no laws are being broken.
Just hit play, it should start around 37:50.
The City Manager answers to the Council and is their only employee.
Why did your only employee violate your policy and send the police:
The police were sent 10 minutes later, see the email in this story: https://blnnews.com/2020/12/02/normal-shut-down-a-local-business/
Do you make policy Mr. Mayor or does Pam Reece? Did she send police to the other establishments listed too?
The Trustees are supposedly the Board of Directors, but when did they vote? Look at the Zoom photo, Pam Reece was present and heard you say “referred to the Health Department”: Did she declare herself ultimate ruler to enforce HER policy instead of yours? Reece used taxpayer dollars to harass a local business, is that okay Council?
Is Pam Reece running her own shadow government?
Unelected Pam gets to make policy instead of the people actually elected to make policy?
I asked Pam Reece how she knew Maggie Miley’s was violating the rules. This was her response:
I then asked her if she was notified by phone or email so I could FOIA it. No response so far.
Pam Reece’s contract expires in March of 2021. Hopefully she has resumes out or is planning to retire.