DANVILLE, IL. (ECWd) -
Prior to the Vermilion County Regional Airport Authority meeting this morning, one of the Airport Commissioners, referred to us (ECWd) as Antifa-like, said we were Red Dogs, and finished it off by claiming we were trained killers.
We attended this meeting, to once again inform Board Chairman Kietzmann he is unqualified to be an Airport Authority Commissioner and should step down immediately. Any honorable person would have stepped down already.
During public comment, an obviously ignorant person decided we needed to hear a sermon, and said we were not "lost sheep" but instead were "Wild Animals" that needed to quit bothering the airport board so the chairman could stay as a commissioner because the law needed changed. He also said their church prayed for us to see the light and to leave the airport alone.
The good news, is that he acknowledged the law needs changed - which, by that admission, also means he knows the chairman is violating the law. Why would he then attack the people wanting the law upheld, and leave the lawbreaker alone? I suggest he attend his church to repent and ask forgiveness for his false accusations, and have his church pray the Airport Authority Chairman resign immediately as he is currently in violation of the law - the Airport Authorities Act.
This is a continuing issue of the Board Chairman, Dan Kietzmann, being statutorily disqualified (Illinois law prohibits his appointment) from being appointed to any Airport Authority Board. The board attorney claims they are following the law by allowing the lawbreaking to continue.