Defeated Village President Diann Tesar and Trustee Michael Culat weren’t in the mood to be photographed Monday night. They tried to cover their faces, but they can’t avoid “The Eye.” Others have tried. We later snapped a photo of the two discussing a campaign flier that they criticized as being “false.”
Tesar gave a farewell speech but didn’t offer any apologies to the taxpayers or congratulations to her successor. At the end of her speech she did thank four people by name including KCE Editor Kevin Mathewson. “In closing, I must not forget to thank Chad, Steve, Brian, and most of all, Kevin. Without you, I wouldn’t be where I am today.” The first three are local business owners and vocal opponents of Diann’s leadership. If my reporting of the truth affected this election in some small way, I chalk that up to a win for KCE. The candidates were sharp, motivated, and worked hard to meet residents.
Former Trustee Kmiec didn’t’ say anything and Trustee Campion was excused from the meeting.
Noticeably missing from tonight’s meeting were Village Administrator Mike Murdock and Fire Chief James Lejcar, perhaps the two employees most involved in upsetting the residents enough to replace the government over night.
The board surprisingly tabled all of the important decisions, including the appointment of 12 members of various committees and commissions. This means the new Village President will get to appoint the new members. The four will be sworn in this weekend.