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  Tuesday September 2nd, 2014    

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Trempealeau County moratorium (09/04/2013)
From: Jayne Benedict

I was at the county board meeting for the moratorium. The lawyer that came to talk to the board had stated, as did the lawyer for the county, that he was there to talk to the board about “their strategy” if they were to get sued by sand mine companies or citizens who were not happy with the decisions of the board. Tom Bice tried four times to get everyone in to closed session. I applaud the board for standing up for the citizens and not going into closed session and being secretive. Tom Bice also called the people on the health department ‘amateurs.’ Shame on him. These people work hard every day to keep the people and children of this community safe. For him to call them amateurs was disgusting and childish. I believe he had a temper tantrum because he didn’t get his way and go into closed session to put the fear into the board of being sued. Tom Bice has not listened to the citizens of this county and has pushed for all these sand mines against the majority of the people that live here. His comments are so unprofessional and it is obvious to all those listening that he doesn’t know what he is talking about. I and several others believe that he owes an apology to the dept. of health for his attitude toward their capabilities. I surely hope that people have been watching the county board and will remember those that fought hard for the citizens of this county to protect their community and way of life when it is time to vote in the new county board. Look at their records and see how everyone voted and what their concerns were for the majority of the people that live here. The amount of dollars that the taxpayers will have to pay for the roads that will need work from these trucks and the amount of money that has been spent on the roads now to be used by the sand mines, the loss of tourism, the amount of state aid lost to the schools that the taxpayers will have to pay for, the loss of the quality of life from the communities as a whole, will cost us taxpayers so much more than not going into closed session to listen to a lawyer talk about getting sued. Money that taxpayers pay out to the board members to protect their community from just this thing that has happened is more of a waste than Tom complains about. Once again, I applaud the board members who weren’t intimidated by Mr. Bice and stood up for the citizens of this community. It was impressive. And thank you for putting a moratorium to make sure that the people of this community know what they are dealing with and how to protect themselves from the onslaught of all these sand mines in such a small area.

 

 

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