So the Chicago Attorney for Cleveland came down last night ( at a cost of $1,000) to explain why his associate ( @ $180/Hr. ) and him ( @$350/Hr ) need to start the long process of going through EVERY Cleveland Ordinance ever written and make an index, just incase anybody ever needs it. That’s nice work if you can get it…….. And with this bunch of “Trustees” HE WILL, at your expense. In all fairness Trustee Sides and Clerk Duncan did express concerns about spending that kind of money for something we don’t need. The sad part is Richard Lindell has already made the deal. I have the e-mail
Mayor Richard Lindell will lie to the Village Board AGAIN tonight. He’ll tell them that RICK the River was a big success. Lindell’s brain is so burned out from all the drinking he’s not into reality. It is supposed to be a fund raiser when in reality it LOST money. He won’t show any finances claiming “all the bills aren’t in yet” The truth is Lindell’s “party for KING Rick” Cost tax money and DIDN’T MAKE A CENT. Lindell spent all the money on an event that was a disaster financially. He’ll want to spend the profit ( which never existed) on KING RICK’S next delusional idea that came to him in a drunkin stooper. Ever seen the Village drunk without a 12 pack of beer in his truck and one in his hand? Nobody else has either.
ANOTHER $1,000 of Cleveland Tax Money down a rat hole. Cleveland Mayor Rick lindell is having the Chicago Attorney come down here AGAIN because Rick is to incompatent to do Village Business. It costs the Village $1,000 a trip. Come to the Baord Meeting tomorrow night. If your Tax money is going to be squandered you should at least get a look at where in Chicago it went.
Here is ANOTHER LETTER From The Illinois Attorney General That Mayor Lindell of Cleveland Has to answer about why he won’t release financial information Legally Requested. He’s probably HIDING this from the Board and Clerk too. But i’m not hiding it. There are More coming too. “KING” LINDELL HAS DECIDED HE’S ABOVE THE LAW. WELL HES WRONG!!!
Mayor Richard Lindell has had the Village Law Books HIDDEN from everyone. It Looks like he may finally bring them back. Expect him to try and blame someone else like he always does. As Village Treasurer he HID the checkbooks in his truck. Now as Mayor he’s hiding the checkbooks and bank statements again, even from the Village Clerk. Would you expect him to be honest about where he had the Law Books hidden?
ANOTHER ILLEGAL POSTING By Cleveland Mayor Richard Lindell.
EACH Item violates Illinois Freedom of Information LAWS. “KING LINDELL” thinks HE is the final authority on releasing public information. Below are the specifics in a Letter sent to the Illinois Attorney General. Bottom line the fool don’t even care about the Law. He may be to stupid to know.
I am making a request for review of the stated written FOIA policy posted at the principal office of the Village of Cleveland.
Attached is a picture of the posting of FOIA Policy posted at the Village Hall in Cleveland . Illinois. The posting was made on or about 30 August and is in the official locked case for Village posting. The Official posting violates several provisions of the Illinois Freedom of information act. I am formally charging the Village of Cleveland with willful violation of the Freedom of Information Act.
1) “Requests will be addressed after board approval”
Guidelines for compliance are stated in the Freedom of Information Act and do not allow for and other entity to have control of that Compliance. Board approval may well fall beyond the legal time limits established be FOIA.
2)”Requests must be sent by US mail to 408 Jackson St. Cleveland ILL 61241″
The freedom of Information Act gives clear guidelines and the Village may not restrict the form of the request beyond those legal guidelines.
(Text of Section from P.A. 98-1129) Sec. 2. Definitions. As used in this Act:
For the purposes of this subsection (g), “request” means a written document (or oral request, if the public body chooses to honor oral requests) that is submitted to a public body via personal delivery, mail, telefax, electronic mail, or other means available to the public body and that identifies the particular public record the requester seeks. One request may identify multiple records to be inspected or copied.
3)”E-mail requests will not be answered due to uncertainty of the source”
Again the statute listed in item 2 makes it clear that electronic mail IS to be accepted.
4 “timely answers will be made after reviewing said FOIA request”
(5 ILCS 140/3) (from Ch. 116, par. 203) Sec. 3. spells out clearly the time limits required by law.
5 “Do not make too many requests at on time. Not a fulltime staff available”
(5 ILCS 140/1) (from Ch. 116, par. 201) Sec. 1.The General Assembly recognizes that this Act imposes fiscal obligations on public bodies to provide adequate staff and equipment to comply with its requirements. The General Assembly declares that providing records in compliance with the requirements of this Act is a primary duty of public bodies to the people of this State, and this Act should be construed to this end, fiscal obligations notwithstanding.
(5 ILCS 140/2) (from Ch. 116, par. 202) (Text of Section from P.A. 98-806) Sec. 2. Definitions. As used in this Act: (g) “Recurrent requester”, as used in Section 3.2 of this Act, means a person that, in the 12 months immediately preceding the request, has submitted to the same public body (i) a minimum of 50 requests for records, (ii) a minimum of 15 requests for records within a 30-day period, or (iii) a minimum of 7 requests for records within a 7-day period. For purposes of this definition, requests made by news media and non-profit, scientific, or academic organizations shall not be considered in calculating the number of requests made in the time periods in this definition when the principal purpose of the requests is (i) to access and disseminate information concerning news and current or passing events, (ii) for articles of opinion or features of interest to the public, or (iii) for the purpose of academic, scientific, or public research or education.
Thank you for allowing a forum to address violations of the Freedom of Information Act. I am asking for the immediate removal of the illegal posting, and will await your decision.
Lets straighten out Cleveland Mayor Rick Lindell’s LIE about the flag. Lindell LIED to the Honor Gaurd telling them that former Mayor Jim White REFUSED to let Cleveland use the 50′ X 30′ flag he has for RICK the River. Lindell LIED about that to cover his own incompetence. Rick Lindell Never asked But LIED to cover up the FACT that he forgot to ask.
There won’t be a financial report for RICK the River for several months. Lindell will tell you we made about 6 grand ( that’s the figure he wants but it’ll never happen) Lindell will keep telling the Board we made money but he’ll never give anybody financials to show it. He’ll keep the actual figures hidden and tell the Board “All the bills aren’t in yet so I can’t give you the figures”. Rick Lindell is so jealous of Jim White he’ll do anything to try and make it look like he’s better. The reality is he’ll never be half the man that Jim White is
How will the books be cooked to hide the loss at RICK the River? One or more Village Employees will work all week setting up RICK the River and be paid for doing it…. But here’s the little trick… Their hours ( and it will be plenty) will be charged as “Cutting Grass and tree trimming” Bet on lots of hours but only a few will actually be cutting grass. The separate electric meter that cost the Village to put in will be hidden in the regular monthly utility bill. It’s a separate Meter with it’s own bill. The extra Police protection bill ( if there even is any) will be presented as a regular monthly Police bill.