06/20/2019 A Voice From the Gallery

The Alcester City Council met in a special meeting with Mayor Tom Glas, Alcester City Councilwoman Darla Reppe, Alcester City Councilman Dan Haeder, Alcester City Councilwoman Linda Talbott, Alcester City Councilman David Larsen and Alcester City Councilwoman Melissa Kay via telephone.  Oh yeah and Alcester FO Pat Jurrens.  Oh Alcester City Attorney Sam Nelson, I’ll bet you are glad you missed this meeting!

For a short meeting, the meeting was jammed packed with excitement, raised voices, and tempers raising faster than tornadic winds in the summertime.

After Mayor Tom half glas’d the meeting to order, followed up with the Pledge of Allegiance and flowed into the agenda approval.  It is to be noted here that Alcester FO Jurrens dropped the FO-ball of posting the agenda.  So the planned meeting for June 19th, 2019, had to be re-scheduled for June 20, 2019, ’cause bookkeeper FO Pat cannot determine 24 hours prior to the meeting.  H-m-m-m her grasp of the execution of her job is tenuous on a fair day.  One has to wonder what in Hades was she doin’ on Tuesday afternoon when the city office is ‘closed’ so the girls can catch up on their work…that she couldn’t get the agenda posted on time or was it perhaps deliberate so people wouldn’t find out how shabbily Mayor Glas and FO Pat treated our home-town son Chris.

Once the agenda was approved, Mayor Glas shaped-shifted his way into Executive Session for discussion based upon personnel 1-25-2-1:

 

1-25-2.   Executive or closed meetings–Purposes–Authorization–Violation as misdemeanor. Executive or closed meetings may be held for the sole purposes of:
             (1)      Discussing the qualifications, competence, performance, character or fitness of any public officer or employee or prospective public officer or employee. The term “employee” does not include any independent contractor;

 

The council went into Executive Session at 6:03 pm. and came out at 6:08 pm and BOY HOWDY that was record time!

Straight out of Executive Session Mayor Glas called for the motion to allow him to sign a settlement agreement and release.  As you can hear on the video, the motion was cobbled, vague and improper.  The motion involved payment of a settlement with TAXPAYER DOLLARS.  The motion DID NOT STATE THE AMOUNT OF PAYMENT AND DID NOT STATE TO WHOM THE PAYMENT WAS TO BE MADE.  Shoot for all we know Mayor Glas could be paying Pat yet another $4800.00 for services.

Unlike the $4800 payment to FO Pat for comp time to which she was not entitled by Alcester Personnel Manual or FLSA and was not approved.  Since when do we pay administration $38.00 OT or Comp time to paint floors or pull weeds in the Auditorium yard?  Do we not have minimum wage employees for that?

WHY is Mayor Glas trying so hard to hide a chicken feed settlement $2K or $3K to our police officer and pay Pat $4800 for imaginary time spent working her ‘widdle’ fingers to the bone painting, plucking and gold-bricking?  Oh and by the way FO Pat was the one who gave Randy Roo permission to vandalize, demolish the curb and gutter at 518 Anderson Street.  FO Pat did not have the authority, no wonder she wouldn’t answer my FOIA asking for the variance approval!  Man, she is really over-reaching her bookkeeping duties.

The council voted four (4) ayes to one (1) nay to settlement.  Ayes; Melissa Kay, Linda Talbott, Dan Haeder, and Darla Reppe. Nay; David Larsen

After the speed-0-light adjournment, Mayor Glas ordered me to shut down my camera, I told him NO and you can all watch what happened next.  Let him know what you think-Mayor Glas can be reached at

934-2188

Head’s up Alcester City Attorney Sam, the Fat Lady is warming up her vocal chords!  I can assure you it is not over yet!