In April of 2016 appointed Councilwoman Shepler gave a report on the status of the sidewalk entry to town hall. She stated and was recorded in the town board minutes “Sidewalk/Concrete is still ongoing and waiting for another quote.”
Susan Shepler, an appointed council member, was tasked with repairing the sidewalk which was in total disrepair, but was unable to bring it to a conclusion for 9 months. The town of Thurman has a population of 67% Senior Citizens.
After reviewing all of 2016’s meetings minutes, one cannot find another mention of the progress of this important issue. Therefore, Councilman Eddy with his own money and labor corrected the problem.
Former Councilwoman Seaman acting on political motives found fault with it. Their was a fault and it was corrected and accepted by the Buildings and Codes Inspector.
Councilman Eddy deserves thanks.
So, if I’m reading this correctly, the Attorney the town pays to represent us recommended against having Seaman remain in office with the “hold over” motion.
The board at the time, with the abstention of Councilman Eddy voted in favor… but wait, it was a four member board. So if Councilman Eddy abstained from voting, then Seaman voted for herself? That is not legal.
That move put the town of Thurman in serious jeopardy. Any resolution voted on by that board member could be called into question due to a selfish act.
It causes me great concern that our past government paid such little attention to legal guidance we the people paid for.
Not only did they throw caution to the wind, they threw your money out with it.
Do you want to take a stroll down a destructive memory lane, or do you want to move into our towns advancement?
What I just read here is that the old board was advised against doing the hold over and waning on the side of caution for the town, not fill a vacated seat with a “hold over”. But to hold a special election to fill the vacated seat.
The past board did not listen to a firm they hired for legal guidance…. they felt they knew better than a firm trained in municipal legalities.