Our new “Fire Department Investigative Committee” was supposed to meet on Monday. Everyone else met, just not the committee. Seems councilman Borgstrom was just too busy to notify anyone, except his committee members. This is both overly arrogant, and unprofessional. Of course, this resulted in another less than flattering article in the Post Bulletin. But, let’s back up some here. At the last council meeting Chris McKern asked Borgstrom why he had not responded to the questions McKern asked two weeks ago. And, why he had not answered the email McKern had sent him asking for answers. Borgstrom’s response? “Uh, I don’t look at that email.” Excuse me? You are a servant to the public. Your email address is published. You need to be doing what you can to communicate with the public! Right in the council agenda it says something about “questions from the public will be responded to within two or three days.” This is a disgrace!
Wait, though, it gets better. Now we find out the Fire Department Committee did meet. Yes, they did! In Borgstrom’s garage. Just the committee members, no public. YOU CAN’T DO THAT!! The City Attorney even said so. The laws apply to you, too, Mr. Borgstrom!
This would be a good time for Mr. Borgstrom to admit he was, and is, wrong and step down. I would be willing to bet Mayor Johnson knew all about this, too. You can’t condone something like this. Mayor Johnson, this would be a good time to step down, too. The time of evening scores with people you don’t like has come to an end. Let’s face it, this council is an embarrassment to our City.
The real problem is, the businesses who were looking at Kasson, have now moved on to other cities. Mayor Johnson says he has received phone calls from other cities telling him he is doing a good job? Yeah, I’ll bet, from other mayors thanking him because businesses that were looking at Kasson have moved to them. It’s all very sad and it is time for it to end.