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Jan 25

Sherman Village Board Minutes


Edited: Feb 5



During the January 8, 2019 Sherman Village Board meeting Mr. Miller made comments regarding two completely different topics. However, the way the public comment meeting minutes are written they don't make a lot of sense.


Mr. John Miller spoke during the public comment period regarding the fact that the Village of Sherman stopped participating in the North County Teen Court in December 2016 and why haven't they created or started a new program for Sherman youth who find themselves in trouble with the law. Mr. Miller also inquired about the 2018 audit that Mr. Stone had inquired about at previous meetings and why the audit was so late and when would it be complete.


Remember these minutes were reviewed and approved by a seven (7) member board and no one thought these minutes needed revised to better reflect what was really said during the public comment period of the meeting!!! This is why it's so important to either attend the meetings in person or watch the videos, because taxpayers can't count on the meeting minutes to accurately give an accounting of what was said or happened.



Oct 14

Why is there a dog in a kennel behind the city garage on Sebring?

Oct 21Edited: Oct 22

We do not have a city garage on Sebring. I wonder if they are referring to the Rail Golf Maintenance Department on Sebring near the tracks.  Will check it out.  Thanks.  Mike


Let's keep it clean. No one attends Village Board meetings that are only 15 to 30 minutes long. If you have a question related to the Village the best way to get an answer is go directly to the source. Either attend a meeting and ask the Village Trustees or call the Village Hall 496-2621 and speak to Michael Stratton the Village Administrator or email him at mstratton@shermanil.org


New Posts
  • So what else is new? The AT&T service has sucked in Sherman for a long time and they recently raised their cell phone rates!!!
  • Patriot1210
    Nov 1

    I wanted to take the opportunity to thank the Mayor and the board for publicly clarifying the misunderstanding about TIF funds and the financial obligations of Sherman. I hope they take notice what happens when they allow a back and forth discussion with a constituent that has questions in a public forum. It amuses me to watch it unfold as both sides battle it out on social media (not excluding me). What is all the rage about? Why would there be any passionate opposition if things are above board and going so well? I'd hope we could all agree that we have nice amenities in Sherman. Is the park worth 4,000,000 to you and to your family? Were the comments by any of the incumbents surrounding the park accurate? Does the park generate money? No reasonable person could say that the park generates money. I will agree that doesnt necessarily mean that the park has no value. Just please stop saying that it generates revenue. It matters that things are openly discussed in a public forum. It matters that a deaf man is cut off from speaking on an issue, even if the Mayor doesn't share that persons views. Not one board member present at that meeting asked to extend his time to communicate. It matters that the last police Chief was ran out of here over a time card issue but the Mayor doesnt keep one. It matters that a Sherman resident and Sherman employee were wrongfully accused over Teen Court records. It seems that the mere accusation of wrong doing works here in Sherman. I assume that the 3 minute time cap on open public debate between the board and its constituents was due to Michael O'Hare arguing with the Mayor. It doesnt justify the 3 minute time cap for public comment with no public dialogue with your constituents. It matters that anyone wishing to speak to the board would be encouraged to do so publicly. The standard practice is to start the 3 minute time clock, ignore the residents emails, tell the resident to speak off camera after the meeting, or make a blanket statement that you can call by phone anytime to discuss the issue. Let's not forget how any political challengers were treated earlier this year. We cannot ignore it nor should we. I am sure that no matter the side of the political landscape we land on, we all want Sherman to succeed. We may disagree on which candidate will achieve that goal. No matter who is the Village President it matters how you treat people. It matters what you say. If you look at our current Mayor a little more closely it becomes clear that he feels that he is beyond reproach. So I appreciate the multiple posts on Facebook of the one meeting that supports their positive narrative of a very arrogant administration. Are you really asking voters to ignore the other videos that paint a very different picture? Are those posts of support intended to encourage us all to forget the pattern of how anyone who shares different views are treated by this Village President publicly? I cant imagine how he behaves in private. Vote your conscience but stop with the see I told you so defense that this one meeting has provided you.
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