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Vicky Polito July 22, 2014 at 03:03 PM
I couldn’t sit quiet after a few pieces of nonsense I heard! One dependable amusement inRead Morelife is watching Garrett Peck screw up his face like he’s this month’s cover story for “Huh?” magazine whenever anyone questions his ill thought out posturing. He does a terrible job of faking incomprehension—at least I hope he’s faking!—whenever anyone makes a statement opposing one of his. When the rep from Ryan Homes was trying to answer his question, Peck was disgracefully rude and thereby a terrible representative of Plainfield. Anyone who watches this meeting should also catch the part where Peck says the only stupid question is the one not asked and then asks a very stupid question regarding the Fair Housing Act. He’s big lately on displaying his “knowledge” of the names of—and just the names of—various laws. I’m grateful and proud to say that Jim Racich and I are friends, but beyond that I respect him as one of the many people in Plainfield not just out for themselves, but who love this town and are energized for good by its potential. Jim Racich spoke about what he saw as wrong in others, but also admitted where he sees his own failings. That’s not just good, it’s great. I disagreed with Trustees Bonuchi and Rippy because I felt that they not only bent to gossip in this one instance but furthered it, unfairly. But, as much as I might disagree with either of them, at least I can talk to them. Honestly, as much as I may have offended her at times, Margie has NEVER once shut me out or refused to speak to me when I’ve approached her. That’s a good quality to have no matter what and I respect it very much. Dan Rippy has, in his own sometimes bossy way (it’s a lawyer thing, I’m convinced), reached out to me to help me at times, and I appreciate that generosity, too. Trustee Lamb told me after the meeting that he simply meant in his comment (about one perk of being an elected official being you didn’t need to explain your vote—oops!) that there was a procedurally correct time to discuss the license and that was when he thought the trustees should have spoken up, not during/after a vote. Not sure I agree (because this was originally, on the 7th, in the consent agenda), but I appreciate his trying to explain his view to me after I criticized his words. Again, just disagreeing is not a problem among any grouping of people and most people get that and know that working things out through open dialogue is the smart thing to do.
my conscience July 22, 2014 at 03:11 PM
The meeting was difficult to stomach.
Eric B. July 22, 2014 at 08:31 PM
That was a good point you made about how illogical Trustee Peck's abstention was.
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