Sangamon Co. (ECWd) -
Matt Mau is currently a Village of Chatham Trustee and currently asking the voters for their support for his run for Mayor.
In light of all the problems we have exposed with the Village of Chatham, we felt it necessary to address the comments from this person wanting to lead the community as Mayor.
During the December 27th, 2016, regular meeting a citizen expressed their concern regarding snow plows being used on ice. The concern was about equipment wear, not about the ice on the roads. Mau once again took it upon himself to grandstand from his board seat and educate everyone on when salt no longer works on the roads.
His comments are in line with what we see from so many elected officials wanting your vote. They talk to be heard and have no clue what they are talking about. Mau took it upon himself to interrupt the citizen and then provide false information to the public. Mau stated that salt does not work under 20 degrees, referring to salt on ice.
Having spent the majority of my military career in Alaska, I knew his comments were false. Many factors come into play when it comes to melting ice with salt. Road temps can increase as much as 10 degrees over the air temp simply from the sun shining on it. Those conditions help salt work much better during the day. Although salt does lose its efficiency as it gets colder, it does work at 20 degrees, contrary to Mau's statement, which was irrelevant to the citizen's comments pertaining to the snow plow on ice.
Mayoral candidate Mau is yet another example of why asking "Says Who and With What Proof", is so important in today's political environment. Those wanting votes from people had better get prepared to be called out each time they mislead the public they serve.
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