An Open Letter From the Mayor of Hainesville
The shenanigans of the Avon Action slate demands public attention;
Lisa Rusch appointing herself as Temporary Supervisor, then appointing her slate candidate to Clerk, bullying a candidate off the ballot and the” kangaroo court” held to address Douglas Williams homeowner’s exemption issue are examples. Though posting a “Special Meeting” on a late Saturday afternoon for Monday evening is “legal”, it gives residents little notice. So much for transparency!
Now, soon before Election Day, a newsletter is mailed to township residents that focuses solely on individuals who are part of the Avon Action slate! Candidate Rusch claims she is an advocate for less government spending, but spent tax dollars to produce political propaganda for the Avon Action slate. Other members of the Avon board and the Township staff had no prior knowledge of this newsletter’s production or cost.
Tom Brust boasts inter-governmental cooperation with Hainesville as the village stores its salt supply at Avon. This arrangement goes back fifteen years. He further touts he is saving the Village of Hainesville money since we don’t have to pay to store salt. Two years ago Hainesville purchased its own Public Works facility. Our snowplow contractor received a call from Tom after he observed competitor’s political signs on contractor’s property. The contractor offered to have his sign too. Tom asked our contractor “How he liked having his salt stored at the highway department?” The salt is the property of Hainesville and Tom should be clear on who he needs to talk to regarding the success of this arrangement.
I applaud Chris Larson of the Avon Action slate for being the only member to appear at a candidate’s forum. He did not approve of his slate’s recent “actions” and publically stated that he has “no significant” confidence in the members of Avon Action.
Mayor Linda Soto
Village of Hainesville
April 2, 2013