Mayor Dan Haeder, opened the October 7, 2020, Special meeting of the Alcester City Council at 6:03 p.m. with council members Darla Reppe, Melissa Kay, Marcus Ireland, David Larsen, Linda Talbott, Vickie Larsen and City Attorney Sam Nelson present. Also present were Jon Serck, Pat Kast and Austin Schuller, police officer.
Now folks a quick explanation for Austin Schuller’s presence. I have been in this situation before where a police officer has been put on notice to be present in case I got out-of-line. Office Schuller was I presume ‘commanded’ to be present. Sorry Austin.
Public Input- none I really should have but I didn’t.
Oh yes, somewhere along the line I turned and asked Wanda Halverson if she was on the clock. Tax payers want to know.
Wasterwater Equipment Purchase was called. The whole purpose for the special meeting, or so I thought. It passed.
Then what appears to be the real reason for the meeting was called. To remove Vickie Larsen from office. The motion was called to go into Executive Session to discipline a Council person and quickly a second came. I voiced an objection to executive session, I chose to waive any right to executive session if the council was going to discuss me, and I voiced my intent to keep the video camera rolling.
Oh my goodness. City Attorney Sam Nelson told me I did not have that right. I objected through the sniggers of the rest of the council and was promptly accused of misconduct and disorderly conduct. I was told to shut down my video camera, I said no. Officer Schuller was brought in and I was told to remove the camera or Officer Schuller would. I want to be sure to state Officer Schuller was under orders of Mayor Dan Haeder and had no choice. Mayor Haeder was not requesting he was demanding! I was threatened with removal, I told the council they did not have that authority.
The session continued with a litany of petty, outrageous accusations authored by Melissa Kay which I will address along with what video I did manage to get in the future. I have been removed from the council for now!
To those who came to me for help, I will still be there but tonight Mayor Haeder, David Larsen, Darla Reppe, Linda Talbot, Marcus Ireland and lest we forget Melissa Kay successfully removed me from the Alcester City Council. However I will be there every meeting, I will still be doing research on all proposals and I will still hold each and every council member accountable to you the people.
Oh yes for those of you who want to decide who you want to chose your own medical treatment provider be sure to give your opinion to Jon Serck 605-360-7255 and Pat Kast 605-934-6250 they have requested it in my 10/05/2020 A Voice From the Gallery. They want your opinion. (00:08:22.60)