This letter was submitted by Michael Devine
I wrote a letter against the funding of the Police pistol range from Sewer/Water funds for the police department. The next Board meeting was quite a surprise as Village President Gleason attack me and a Trustee. Village Ordinances explicitly states funds from Sewer/Water can only be spent for that department. Residents can’t question Boards agenda items as in past years. Many parts of this borrowing are hidden from taxpayers.The President verbally lambasted me because I notified the general public of his intentions. In a letter he and the Administer composed and read at the Board meeting I was ridiculed for questioning their policy and action when taxpayers wanted/needed more information. He then asked his minion to continue the negative insults like good little militia, each followed his lead with incompetent, unknowledgeable, deceives, slanderous, disturbing and anti Police, etc. What dysfunctional followers. I’m pro Police and Fire.We the taxpayers of Mount Pleasant are now voiceless. No input about Village procedures, costs or taxation. Its His way or the highway and ‘walking quorums’ .What’s lost, questions of Trustee voting and how! Roberts Rules on your rights, Transparency and Openness by all Trustees. In my opinion all the above by the Board was unnecessary.