MARSHALL, IL. (ECWd) -
During the February 27, 2017 Marshall City Council Meeting, the majority of the council voted to misappropriate another $5000 of your hard-earned tax dollars and give it to a private cemetery.
We heard comments like: "our residents are buried there" - "there are veterans buried there" - and "our attorney said it was OK" - but none of those pitiful excuses can legalize what is already illegal.
Mayor Sanders claimed they should vote yes on this theft because the Watchdogs wrote about something else last year, so since, in his eyes, if the council wrongly voted last year on something else, it was perfectly OK for them to wrongly vote on this item. Of course this has nothing to do with his connections to this nonprofit where he was on its board for years prior to being elected Mayor - and that's when these unauthorized gifts of taxpayer money began.
Eventually someone will sue the city and recover all of these funds from the cemetery, which may bankrupt the cemetery, but it's not like they haven't been warned.