Edgar County Board

Edgar County Board – June 12, 2013 – VIDEO

EDGAR CO. (ECWd) –

Wow is all we can say…

The Edgar County Board held a regular meeting on June 12, 2013. During Public Session, I addressed the board and talked about the events that happened at the May board meeting and the FACT that Adonna Bennett and Jimmy Wells had lied to the Edgar County Airport Advisory Board.

Public Session:

DONATIONS: 

Among other things, I talked about the FOIA to Jimmy Wells that sought any documents on donatations made by Adonna’s father, MECO, or any other person – his response was that there are no records of any donations. I them went one step further and drove out to the airport to see if their names were on either plaque that thanked all of the generous supporters of the airport – not listed on there either.

LIES ABOUT IDOT AND FAA:

I then talked about the fact that Adonna and Jimmy lied to the airport advisory board when Adonna stated, in the May meeting, that the FAA and IDOT Division of Aeronautics HAD to look at the lease and approve it, said it was mandatory, etc, etc…  Instinctively KNOWING it was a lie the second it came out of her mouth, I submitted a FOIA request to IDOT and another FOIA to the FAA asking them that very specific question.

IDOT replied that they were not aware of any letter, rule, policy, statute, or law that requires them to look at or approve any lease.

FAA responded that the FAA does not review all leases and there is no requirement for a sponsor (Airport) to obtain FAA approval before entering into a new lease.

Both did reply that they would look at the lease IF ASKED and in that case they would only look to ensure it did not violate any grant assurances. That’s a far cry from MANDATORY!

QUALIFICATIONS:

I then continued with the perceived unique qualifications that Adonna has to be a member of the advisory board.

Kirk talked about a few things, and most importantly, talked about the vote that was about to happen regarding the East Central Illinois Mass Transit District. He also asked about the CD again and remarked that the Edgar County Jail Donations were tracked by the County Treasurer – then asked why the same was not done with the airport donations.

The first part of public session is below.

 

A Few Minutes Later

Public session was stopped because of an incident in the hallway of the courthouse in which I had to call an ambulance for, and Dee Burgin rendered aid, Kirk Allen assisted until the ambulance arrived.

Kirk Ejected From Meeting

When everything settled down, Kirk attempted to continue his public session comments since his 5 minute time limit was not expired yet, but Chairman Chris Patrick, wrongfully thinking Kirk was the reason for the “medical emergency”, told him he was through and asked Sheriff Motley to remove him from the room. This is a Federal Civil Rights Violation and one can pretty much bet that this action by Chris Patrick will see the inside of a federal courtroom.

Specifically, Freedom of expression consists of the rights to freedom of speech, press, assembly and to petition the government for a redress of grievances, and the implied rights of association and belief.   Mr. Patrick clearly needs a lesson on Constitutional Civil Rights!

Another interesting tidbit is that prior to the start of this meeting, all of the board members were served their summons for a lawsuit involving their past actions. Could this also have been a factor in his ejection from the room? Video below.

More articles forthcoming from this meeting.

Below are the documents refered to above from IDOT and the FAA.

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14 replies »

  1. Wow! The actions of Mr. Patrick reminded me of the story of Pinocchio. What was all that nose scratching? Maybe he was just checking to see if his nose is really getting longer! Enough lies! Just tell the truth!

  2. Seriously Chris? Were you just upset because your appointee fainted?You have lost complete control. Forget the feather in your hat by being on the board. Your a Loser. Talk about proud of acting like a child. Have you always been a spoiled brat? Sounds like your used to getting everything your way. Give it up your destroying the future of the company that was handed to you on a silver spoon. I bet you never got spanked as a child. Too bad you had to wait 60+ years before you got your first spanking. Oh well maybe you should just keep trying to teach everybody in the county how things should be done, after all its seems to be going so well for you. Consider how many people have gave you a “that a boy” haha. Keep up the good work dumba$$

  3. Well a new low for Chris. He’ll do whatever he wants to get his way. Even if it means ejecting a person with one minute plus left to speak. What the heck was Kirk suppose to do in such an emergency, let the person lay on the floor with no assisstance. That sounds like Chris doesn’t really give a shit about anyone else but himself. Just how devoted is he to our community? I would say it sounds to me like there is only one agenda on his mind and that is only his wellbeing and to he__ with any one else. He, Adonna, Jimmy and the rest of that crew better wake up and end is drawing near to your of we are your betters. This shows volumes on their feelings for others. We the People must do whatever it takes to get them out of office before they bring the whole county back to the thirtie, forties, and fifties when we were known by the nickname Little Chicago. Impeachment, or recall whatever it thats. If Isaf hasn’t got the balls to do what needs to be done then get rid of him too. We need to go higher up the ladder, evidently the chain of command is flawed. We need to find an attorney who will work for us not against us. She had the nerve run several years ago, I wish she would do so again.

  4. Now that the true meaning to “the truth hurts”! I can’t believe Chris thinks he has the right to do whatever he wants. Please smoke him!

  5. Now that the true meaning to “the truth hurts”!!!! I can’t believe Chris thinks he has the right to do whatever he wants. Please smoke him!

  6. IT SEEMS THINGS NEVER CHANGE,THE THINGS GOING ON NOW ARE THE EXACTTHINGS THAT WENT ON WHEN BILL HUFMAN WAS IN CHARGE.THE AIRPORT HAS ALWAYS BEEN FOR PERSONAL — USE ONLY FOR A FEW GOOD OLD BOY’S.THEY HAVE ALWAYS RUN OFF ANYONE WHO KNEW MORE THAN THEY DID ABOUT AVIATION. AS FOR MYSELF I ATTENDED INDIANA STATE AND MAJORED AS A PROFESSIONAL PILOT & AIRPORT BUSINESS MANAGEMENT. I ALSO ATTENDED AIRFRAME & POWERPLANT SCHOOL WITH RUSTY. WITH GREAT CONFIDENCE I WOULD SAY RUSTY KNOWS MORE ABOUT AVIATION THAN ALL THE AIRPORT BOARD BUMPKINS PUT TOGETHER.

  7. What an unbelievable display of petty tyranny by Mr Patrick! Go Watchdogs! I believe you’ve got him on the ropes. I just can’t wait to see what Adrama and crew comes up with next month.

  8. IT SEEMS THINGS NEVER CHANGE,THE THINGS GOING ON NOW ARE THE EXACTTHINGS THAT WENT ON WHEN BILL HUFMAN WAS IN CHARGE.THE AIRPORT HAS ALWAYS BEEN FOR PERSONAL — USE ONLY FOR A FEW GOOD OLD BOY’S.THEY HAVE ALWAYS RUN OFF ANYONE WHO KNEW MORE THAN THE DID.

  9. Well, I see Chris has stooped to a new low. If Kirk still had time left then by rights he should be allowed to continue. I suppose Chris would have been real happy had Kirk not returned. Well since he thinks he is the King of Edgar County I guess he feels he can do anything he, Adonna and Jimmy wants to do. Lets do whatever it takes to get him out of office. Impeachment or recall sounds like a real good idea. Everything must be done legally, personally I know what I like to do but thats illegal.

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