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Mike & Cassie Vaughn July 22, 2014 at 11:26 PM
We normally do not comment on the Patch - although it is amusing to read at times! However we felt Read Morewe must clarify this issue on this unbelievable drama that Mr. Peck's speculation has caused. We (Mike & Cassie Vaughn) support and love living and doing business in Plainfield. We have raised our children here, and have chosen to do business and support businesses in our local community. As many people know, we are a small family run business that us and our children continue to work at. We try so support all local businesses including buying our products locally by purchasing meat at Tischlers and our produce at Peter Rubi. We think Downtown Plainfield has a tremendous opportunity to continue to grow. We support and are excited at the addition to the 3 new restaurants, (and actually already ate at the Shrimp Barn) Not only does additional restaurants and retail shops help to make downtown more a destination but will help all restaurants downtown including our own. The comments by Mr. Peck that we would be in competition with Sovereign is silly. Anyone who knows us would think the comment is amusing. We support downtown businesses and want to assist in promoting more of a destination and have done so by opening two retail shops last July- Simply Saucy that carries gourmet foods and gifts along with What's New which carries gifts and decor. We stay open late in the evening so diner's can walk around and still shop. Just two weeks ago, we opened a clothing shop called 3 Chic's Boutique that carries women's clothing for all sizes. In regards to the donation of food given at a local fundraising event, we have sponsored and given many donations of the course of the last few years and feel very saddened that people can no longer do good things for people without other people thinking there are ulterior motives.
Ron Jidzny July 22, 2014 at 11:35 PM
You know ethics is often the subject of disagreement because general agreement regarding basicRead Moreethic al principles and practices apparently does not exist in every situation. It is important to appreciate differences of opinion and listen to the views of others. However, the process of searching for moral and ethical standards is a worthwhile personal and professional endeavor. Typically, ethics is learned sporadically from early childhood through adulthood, as people acquire values and participate in a societal system. Ethics is concerned with living well, being a good person, doing the right thing, getting along with others, and wanting the right things. Bottom line, ethics refers to the values and justification as well as to the actual values and rules of conduct by which people live by. Can anyone think of a trustee that isn't a good person, that has done the wrong things, who doesn't get along with others, and wants all the wrong things for all the wrong reasons?
Ron Jidzny July 22, 2014 at 11:46 PM
I have to give Trustee Racich a lot of credit for stepping up last night. I know I have openlyRead Morecriti cized Trustee Racich based on some of his decisions and we are not going to agree on everything, life would be quite boring if I agreed with everything everyone said. I am quite sure Trustee Racich does not like some of 'Ron's' comments either. However, he is certainly a Trustee that I can respect for admitting he has made the same mistake in the past. The public should know why or why not someone is voting against something and there's nothing wrong with stating your reasons. Thank you again Trustee Racich.Now I'd like to see some trustees step up and demand the Village Administration start posting the Board Meeting packets online with agenda just like every other surrounding town. Why is Plainfield so behind the times and keeping the public uninformed?
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