MCC Apparently Published Incomplete Agenda for Meeting to Extend College President’s Contract Before Three New Members Take Office

Someone seems to have stimulated a change in agenda the McHenry County Board’s Special Meeting on Tuesday night at 6 to extend President Vicky Smith’s contract for no-one-know-how-long-yet because the public has been given access to the document.

MCC Board Agenda for April 16th without allowing public comment.

MCC Board Agenda for April 16th without allowing public comment.

Gus Philpott commented , “Actually, the agenda published by the College does NOT meet the new Open Meetings Act (OMA) guidelines, not that that will stop the Trustees in their tracks.”

He, however, thought the deficiency was “The agenda (above) fails to state that action will be taken on a contract extension.”

Somebody at the McHenry County College must have thought something was wrong with the agenda, becauset a revised agenda at 9:16 Sunday morning.

It didn’t change the contract extension part, but it did add a time for public comment.

Even if the agenda had not been changed, the Board would only  scheduled another meeting before

  • Molly Walsh
  • Chris Jenner
  • Tom Wilbeck

got sworn in.

They will replace defeated Trustees Carol Larson and Barbara Walters, plus retiring Trustee Dennis Adams.

Those wishing to comment on the process may email  [email protected].

 


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MCC Apparently Published Incomplete Agenda for Meeting to Extend College President’s Contract Before Three New Members Take Office — 3 Comments

  1. I thought they had to give the reason as in the legal exception reference for going into closed session?

    If so this should be challenged

  2. I suspect they will announce it before going into closed session, and use this one:

    The appointment, employment, compensation, discipline, performance, or dismissal of specific employees of the public body – 5 ILCS 120/2(c)(1);

  3. An example of Chicago Cook County politics in McHenry County.

    How is the public possibly being served by extending the Presidents contract shortly before 3 newly elected board members are seated.

    The key is to make the legal yet slimy technique a campaign issue for any of the current incumbents whom chose to run for re-election.

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