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         March 6, 2011        

Village Clerk fails to keep
confidential e-mail from public

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Buffalo Grove Village Clerk Jan Sirabian has come up with yet another way to fail the public.  This time, she failed to keep confidential an e-mail that was intended to be a secret communication between an elected official and the Village Manager.

A resident sent an e-mail, last week, to Village Manager Dane Bragg, asking that the Village Board consider adopting, at the March 7th Village Board meeting, a resolution opposing a Bill that is pending before the Illinois General Assembly.  The Bill, if adopted in its original form, would harm the residents of Buffalo Grove by seriously endangering their health and welfare.

Village Clerk Sirabian attempted to send an e-mail to the Village Manager in which she secretly sought to block the resident from having this significant matter of Village business heard by the Board.  In addition, her e-mail insulted, mocked and ridiculed the resident for asking.

However, instead of sending the e-mail to the Village Manager, Jan inadvertently sent the e-mail criticizing the resident to none other than the resident who had quietly and discreetly made the request of the Village Manager!  Not only that, the Village Manager never even got Jan's e-mail, until the resident personally handed a copy of Jan's offensive, irresponsible and unprofessional e-mail to him.

OOPS, Jan!  Edwina Corso would never have screwed up like that.  As Arlene Mulder recently said, "Neighboring communities might have trouble finding documents, but that doesn't happen in Arlington Heights."  Jan, you're the laughing stock of suburban Village Clerks!  It's well past time to retire, Jan.

The two most important jobs of a Village Clerk are taking Minutes that provide a "summary of discussion," and safeguarding Village documents so that they neither get lost nor get leaked to the public.  I've told you previously how Jan has repeatedly failed to provide Minutes that reveal, rather than conceal.  Now, in a shocking display of incompetence, sloppiness, clumsiness, carelessness and totally unprofessional conduct, Jan has failed at safeguarding a very sensitive Village document.

Dirty Tricks Jan has shown that she can't be trusted to do the job competently.  She certainly just showed that she can't be trusted to keep confidential Village documents from leaking to the public.  Quick, Dirty Tricks Jan, retire before you accidentally reveal any more confidential Village documents to the public!

So, who was this resident?  What did the resident's e-mail say?  What was the health issue that the resident sought to bring before the Village Board, and what did Dirty Tricks Jan, my opponent in next month's Village Clerk election, say to secretly try to sabotage the efforts of this resident to have important business heard by the Village Board?

That's the subject of my next edition of Rob Sherman News.

Previous Rob Sherman News stories about this subject matter:

2011

Wednesday, February 23:  Village Clerk rips Buffalo Grove residents for not turning out to vote

Monday, Feb. 21:  Village Clerk criticizes Buffalo Grove residents again, this time for not volunteering enough

Monday, February 14:  "Buffalo Grove residents are lazy!" says Village Clerk Jan Sirabian to Daily Herald

Wed., Jan. 26: Sherman submits candidate questionnaire to Daily Herald in race for Buffalo Grove Village Clerk

2010

Wednesday, December 29:  Rob Sherman wins the lottery!

Tuesday, December 28:  New Rob Sherman for Village Clerk web site launches  

Monday, Dec. 13:  Buffalo Grove Police refuse to arrest Sherman after "Protester" complaint at BG Post Office

Sunday, November 7:  Yet another scandal by Buffalo Grove Village Clerk

Thursday, Nov. 4:  Public Access Counselor finds BG Clerk failed to provide sufficient detail in meeting Minutes

Monday, November 1:  Complaint filed with Attorney General against Buffalo Grove Village Clerk

Monday, October 18:  Illinois Public Access Counselor condemns Minutes of gov't meetings that lack specificity

Thursday, October 14:  Village Clerk says losing keys to Village Hall is no big deal

Tuesday, October 12:  Sherman declares candidacy for Buffalo Grove Village Clerk

Monday, October 11:  Sherman renews call for Buffalo Grove Village Clerk to resign

Wednesday, October 6:  Term Limits of 32 years proposed for Buffalo Grove elected officials

Tues, 10/5: New scandal regarding Buffalo Grove "Minutes": Was it Finance Committee or Comm of the Whole?

Monday, October 4:  Buffalo Grove Village Clerk doesn't get it in dispute over meeting Minutes

Sunday, October 3:  Buffalo Grove Trustee backs Sherman in dispute over meeting Minutes

Saturday, October 2:  Illinois Open Meetings Act backs Sherman in dispute over Buffalo Grove meeting Minutes

Friday, October 1:  Sherman to challenge Minutes of Buffalo Grove Committee of the Whole meeting

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