- 11:04:07, Dec 6th 2016 - Hawkeye63 - @ Thomas, you did get an answer from the American people in a very substa ... [Read More]
- 4:13:12, Dec 5th 2016 - Thomas E. H. - Hawkeye63, There was no response to my question when people voted. M ... [Read More]
- 11:57:23, Dec 5th 2016 - Hawkeye63 - @SV 85, my goodness. What a testy post. Did recent events leave your skiv ... [Read More]
- 1:27:45, Dec 4th 2016 - Hawkeye63 - @Thomas, nope. The American voters already provided our response when we v ... [Read More]
- 12:06:21, Dec 3rd 2016 - SV85 - Well, well, Hawkeye63 now seems to think he is a Biblical scholar---typical ri ... [Read More]
- 1:12:44, Dec 3rd 2016 - Thomas E. H. - Hawkeye63 I am curious if you would mind going through the list of c ... [Read More]
- 6:41:53, Dec 2nd 2016 - Hawkeye63 - Condolences Herb. The Cretin and his deplorable supporters prevailed and y ... [Read More]
- 11:36:58, Nov 30th 2016 - Hawkeye63 - Mr Swartzentruber, not to worry much about the rambings of SV85. No cred ... [Read More]
- 7:24:13, Nov 30th 2016 - kingslandGrad95 - Valerie, if the issuer of stock is still in business, then Yes, the ... [Read More]
- 6:18:02, Nov 30th 2016 - Hawkeye63 - What ? Back up the bus. America is a beacon of freedom in the world. As a ... [Read More]
By John TorgrimsonBoth Jim Iverson and former council member, John Dollar, questioned why Tuchek was reinstated by the city council following an investigation into harassment about one month ago.
City Attorney Tom Manion responded by admitting that it was a tough decision (3 to 2 to reprimand) and that a couple of council members wanted to dismiss Tuchek. But Manion said that the council chose to practice “progressive discipline.” In Tuchek’s case, this meant setting some conditions he would have to meet which would be measured at both three and six months.
Manion said that the issue was clouded by the fact that the city was not able to corroborate the allegations against Tuchek and that he had recently joined a union.
“In the end, no one on the council had any idea that Tuchek would have a propensity for arson,” Manion said.
John Levell also talked about accountability and challenged the council’s decision making process.
“Hindsight is easier, but not better than foresight,” Levell said. “But this should have been on the radar screen. Tuchek displayed a repetitive pattern of behavior. He had a problem with female relationships.”
Levell said that the town has lost confidence in the community’s leadership.
The last one to speak was Dr. Steve Henke, who talked about the health of the community.
“Everyone is shocked by what happened. No one could have predicted Tuchek’s actions. This is our own 911,” Henke said. “We can’t look back and point fingers. The council acted in good faith.”
With that, Brose gave those who wanted to leave the chance to go. People filed out of the meeting in an orderly fashion. The tension in the room that was palpable at the beginning was long gone.
At the end of a long night, a very relieved Mayor John Brose said that at the beginning of the meeting he was unsure about what would happen. But he admitted that the end result was positive.
“That was a good meeting,” Brose said. “I’m happy with how it ended.”
By John Torgrimon
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