DANVILLE, IL. (ECWd) –
Whatever happened to listening to citizens after you are elected? That concept must have left the station when John Dreher got involved.
John Dreher, an elected Vermilion County Board Member, actually told a Vermilion County Resident:
“I will no longer have any contact with you in any form. I am done with you.”
What a splendid way to ensure you are looking out for the citizens of the county – quit talking. Mr. Dreher needs replaced when his term expires, he is clearly too comfortable in his position.
That was John Dreher’s response to this email sent to all Vermilion County board members:
Dear Vermilion County Board,
Last month, Fond du Lac County began searching for ways to assess the health
problems caused by InvEnergy’s project up there.
Look at the attachment which describes the situation.
Pilot Township Vermilion County Illinois folks are having the same problems
as these others. Like them, we have been begging for help.
Unlike them, the Vermilion County Health Dept. staff hesitates to document
our complaint or provide any other assistance. (Fond du Lac County Board of
Health unanimously passed a resolution seeking assistance for their
The Vermilion County Board might want to rework the ordinance to protect our
citizens and also instruct the county health department to document and
record the health issues which we present as being caused by wind turbine
noise and/or infra sound.
So instead of intelligent conversation, he sends a two-sentence response that is typical of someone on the losing side of an issue. This issue happens to be the adverse health effects experienced by citizens of Vermilion County who live near wind turbines. All the person was asking for in this email, was that the Vermilion County Public Health Department document complaints in reference to the turbines. This is common practice in other counties and states, but for some reason the VCHD doesn’t want to cooperate. Was it too much to ask, or does Vermilion County have board members that are benefiting from wind turbine contracts?
The writer responded to Mr. Dreher’s insulting comments with this unanswered email:
Rest assured, there is more to come on this issue, and incidentally Mr. Dreher is one of the board members that refuses to listen to the public when they speak during public session at county board meetings. He gets up and heads for the exit.
Please give Mr. Dreher a call and tell him that you are not done with him, and that this is unacceptable behavior for an elected official.