Of course, the answer is obvious.
Two of the Vicky Smith supporters will no longer be on the McHenry County College Board on May 24, 2013.
New members are being sworn in on April 25.
The longest serving members–Barbara Walters and Carol Larson–lost their bids for re-election last Tuesday.
While there are some votes in Kane and Lake County (in Lake County Chris Jenner and Erik Sivertsen were knocked off the ballot by the County Clerk), the McHenry County results below show the disaffection voters had for the two women.
Last year, Smith’s contract was renewed on May 24th, as you can see below:
So, the rational person might leap to the conclusion that Larson and Walters have convinced their colleagues to act on the college President’s contract renewal this year before the winners of last week’s election–Molly Walsh, Chris Jenner and Tom Wilbeck–are sworn in later this month.
When’s the 6 PM meeting at which the contract will be voted upon?
And how would I characterize this plan?
And, what can you do about?
The Trustees do not have individual email addresses that are provided on the college website.
Instead all emails are directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Some readers might want to leave a message.
Said it before and I will say it again….no disrespect to Vicky……
YOU DO NOT NEED TO TAKE THIS ACTION NOW.
DO NOT SADDLE THE INCOMING BOARD WITH A DECISION YOU DO NOT HAVE TO MAKE….
IT IS JUST….WRONG……
YOU FOLKS DO HAVE A MORAL BONE OR TWO HAVE YOU NOT?
Np matter who does it, DO NOT RENEW HER CONTRACT. The taxpayers cannot afford her and her plans.
This is shameful conduct, unbecoming to those elected to serve taxpayer constituents.
The people spoke on April 9.
But some MCC trustees and the administration refuse to respect the voters and those newly elected.
Thanks to Cal’s blog, we’ve been given notice.
Everyone reading this should show up at 6 pm on Tuesday and demand that this matter be postponed.
There is no public comment period on the agenda. This, too, is wrong.
Any public meeting is a designated public forum under both federal and state constitutions.
e have a right to speak and must insist on it Tuesday evening.
Voters and taxpayers should attend the Tuesday meeting of the MCC Board to see what is up their sleeves.
Don’t rely on email and voicemail messages to persuade them.
If they vote on Dr. Smith’s contract after the Closed Session, they will be in violation of the Illinois Open Meetings Act, because the agenda is faulty.
Notice that they left “Public Comment” off the agenda.
When you arrive, be sure to ask where the public will be permitted to comment during the meeting.
Tuesday, April 16, 6:00PM, in the MCC Board Room. Be there.
This April 16th special meeting of the Board of Trustees should focus on agreeing to have a forensic audit of MCC’s contracts and business dealings.
MCC needs to embrace transparency in all matters relating to the college.