Friday a press release arrived from the Village of Johnsburg which attacks Margaret Haney, who is running for Village President against the incumbent Ed Hettermann.
Subsequently, Johnsburg Village Trustee Ron Zanko sent the following communication:
“On Friday, March 8th, the Village of Johnsburg posted a press release to the news media and its residents maliciously chastising a Johnsburg family.
“For the record, President [Ed] Hettermann confirmed having made a unilateral decision to post the press release without first consulting the Village Trustees.
“For those unaware, the wife of the family in question is Mr. Hettermann’s opponent in the upcoming spring election for Village President.
“Furthermore, the electronic media tools used in the posting are those belonging to the Village which are supported and paid for with taxpayer dollars.
“Conduct of this nature is reprehensible and to use the Villages assets to campaign under the guise of a Village press release is unacceptable.
“To Frank and Margaret Haney, I offer my personal sincere apology as your elected official and acknowledge your rights as residents to speak in a public forum and access documents that are part of the public record.
“I believe similar regrets will be forthcoming from other Board members.”