Thursday, January 24, 2013
Island Lake Electoral Hearings Drag Out
The Island Lake electoral board convened this morning in the cases of Fields/Sharp against Amrich/Sciarone. The attorneys for the canidates motioned disqualify Deborah Herrmann and Connie Mascillino. After a brief statement, both recused themselves voluntarily from both proceedings and in their place was installed, Trustee Thea Morris.
The outcome of the hearings is a continuation to February 4 at 8:30 p.m. Also, a motion for the Objectors to provide evidence was approved 3-0. The attorneys insinuated that they felt this would or could be wrapped up at the February 4 hearing.
The room was filled with residents and supporters and during public comment portion seemed very angry that the hearings were being dragged out, costing the taxpayers in more legal fees. Canidate and resident Mark Beeson made a statement about the process being delayed since the beginning starting with the delay in notifying the canidates of the objections.
More on this is available at the DH online . I was able to listen to the hearing in full at www.cbgil.com.