On Friday, we told you about a bad idea by Parks Chairman Eric Haugaard (D). He called a secret meeting of the Parks Committee on a different day and time as it usually is – Monday, the 5th at 6:50pm. There was just one item on the agenda. This item, if voted affirmatively, will give the retiring parks superintendent a “Washington Park Municipal Golf Course Lifetime Membership.” We told you that the local ordinances and state statutes prohibit such a gift.
If you were planning to attend the meeting and expressing your outrage as we were, don’t bother. The embattled Parks Chairman and Alderman, Eric Haugaard canceled the meeting shortly after our story ran. Either he reads the Kenosha County Eye (Thanks Eric!), or he got enough calls and emails that embarrassed him enough to scrap the idea. This same type of thing happened when Haugaard tried to erect a memorial and plant a tree in memory of Anthony Huber, the violent criminal killed by Kyle Rittenhouse after he tried to seriously harm the 17-year-old with a skateboard.
Because all of you who emailed, called and spoke to the Aldermen and other City staff, this terrible idea is dead. Haugaard fielded many emails and calls from citizens who criticized him, but ignored calls and emails from us.
We will be watching as we always do, for politicians who want to do stupid things behind closed doors. Remember Eric, “The Eye” has eyes everywhere, in the form of patriots who tip us off. See something? Say something. Haugaard is alleged to be mulling a run for mayor.