To the editor:
The number of people who used to attend Clintonville City Council meetings has diminished to just a handful, if that many. Yet many critical issues are under consideration, including the 2016 budget, the need to repair the Hemlock Street bridge, funding the needed storm sewer in the industrial park to eliminate flooding of factories, and also the sale of Angelus to a nonprofit organization — costing the city $300,000 in lost tax revenue.
It also appears that council members are not voting for what they know, but who they know.
At a recent meeting, the agenda included the appointment of a representative to the Badger Power Marketing Board. The acting mayor and the mayor discussed this, and the acting mayor submitted a name to Badger Power. Even I know that all committee appointments need council approval first. This experienced council member did not think this committee appointment needed council approval.