PARIS, IL. (ECWd) –
Edgar County Airport: I had learned a couple weeks ago that all but one of the “Airport Advisory Board” member’s terms had expired and they no longer could sit on the “advisory board” because of it.
My position was, that since the Edgar County Airport was operating under a statute that did not expressly require or permit any board of any kind, the board was an invalid board to begin with. The main reason for this was that the other two statutes involving local public airports either required or permitted a board of some type to manage it, and if the legislature would have wanted a board it would certainly have permitted one in the statute. This one does not permit a board.
I later became aware that Adonna Bennett had turned all of her things into a county board member and stated that she quit the board – not that it was needed since she was, in my opinion, no longer a board member anyway for two reasons; (1) in that her appointment was to fill the remainder of Chris Patrick’s term that expired one month after she was appointed to the board, and (2) that the board cannot legally exist in the first place.