Last week a message urging residents to 'Vote No' was sent out using the Village of Campton Hills newsletter and notification mail list. The Village Publicity/Media Volunteer, Don Grillo, is also active in the Preserve Campton PAC. Hmmmmmmmmmmm.... Getting interesting here. Supposedly, he used the Village Mail list, the one used for newsletters, by 'mistake' and sent the political message to the entire distribution list. I'm thinking two thoughts.....
1) Either a blatant misuse of power....they guy's gotta go if that's the cae or;
2) The guy is so dumb that he doesn't belong in his position....please....ignorance about using a village mailing list for political game. If he's that stupid, then he just needs to go. Is he crooked or stupid? Not sure, but he still needs to go.
Our highly educated Village Attorney, Mr. Braithwaite was quoted:
Braithwaite said that volunteer Don Grillo - a volunteer who sends out the village newsletter and its electronic news updates - made an error when he sent the PAC's message on the village's e-mail list.
"He had an e-mail list for Preserve Campton and he used a village e-mail list inadvertently," Braithwaite said. "The basic rule is they should not be using public funds or public employees to electioneer when they're supposed to be working. He certainly did not do this intentionally. This is not a paid person, he is a volunteer ... and he's not going to do it again." I should hope not mr. Braithwaite (herinafter Mr. B).
The point is, he does not have to do it again, the message is aready out. The States Attorney was notified and said this was a grey area as no Village time or funds were used. The Teflon syndrome is there again as the Village has another questionable move slide right off. The link to the article is:
As Forrest Gump said....stupid is as stupid does.
I also went into McDonalds. They ask is this for here or to go. I had a conversation with one of the clerks. She said...that Campton has a dine in tax. That's why it's cheaper to get your food to go. Otherwise you pay Campton for the privilege of eating within one of Campton's finest restaruants. So sad....I dine in tax? I've heard that from a lot of people as well. Doesn't Campton want more businesses within it's boundaries. I'm sure there are businesses that want to leave b/c of the taxes that Campton will be charging them. In conclusion we have
1) Idiotic leadership within the village;
2) Taxation (or shall I say penalty) that people pay to DINE IN in Campton Hills.
VOTE FOR THE DISSOLUTION OF CAMPTON HILLS....OUR ECONOMY IS WEAK and the Village wants to weaken the consumer even more.