Did you go to last week’s council meeting? Did you watch the video? I think we saw the results of some bullying. Both Burt Fjerstad and Councilman Coleman said they had been bullied by the mayor. Okay, they didn’t use the word “bully,” but the stories they told were just that. Why does the mayor care if Coleman goes out to Public Works and talks to the guys?? That is his job! He represents the people. If he needs a question answered, he has to go to the source. I’m sure it used to be if a councilperson needed a question answered they would contact the City Administrator. I guess that isn’t an option any more. There is no reason for the Public Works Supervisor to get those kinds of calls from the mayor either.
Next topic. Conflict of Interest. This was brought up at the last meeting. Doug Buck should not be allowed to vote on the Streets Supervisor position. Plan and simple. There is a definite conflict of interest here. It is well publicized, very well publicized, that his step-son was not selected for the position. This is a personal vendetta on Buck’s part. He should not vote. There will be anther vote on August 12 regarding this position. Please call Buck and tell him to abstain. Please call the mayor and have the mayor instruct Buck to abstain. If he doesn’t, I think we’ll see a lawsuit coming our way. That won’t save us any money, will it? Please make those calls!
Saving money. Another good topic. Wasn’t it Borgstrom who said, “We need to stop the bleeding.” He thinks the city isn’t doing a good job of handling the finances. Funny, wasn’t it Borgstrom who couldn’t pay his bills? And he is giving us a lecture on finances? Come on! When I hear an auditor say the city is in poor shape, then I’ll believe it, but I think the last audit came back in very good shape. Can someone read that to Borgstrom?
Everything that has happened since January 1 has been for a reason. Paybacks and personal vendettas. It is painfully obvious the three amigos had a list. They are working their way down it. First was the city administrator. Second was the city engineer, then the Streets Supervisor. Next will be the Fire Chief. I have actually heard that Borgstrom is going around town saying this is Chief Fitch’s last parade as fire chief!! SERIOUSLY?!?!?! He is saying this out loud?? That proves my point. I wouldn’t relay it here except I have heard it from multiple people. Not one or two, multiple! We deserve better than this. We deserve a lot better.
These are not elected officials who care about Kasson’s long term outlook. These are people with an axe to grind. Meanwhile communities around us are preparing themselves for DMC and rapid growth. No growth in Kasson anymore. This will take years to fix.