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Geneseo Republic - Geneseo, IL
  • Letter: More reasons not to re-elect Wells

  • I am one of the signees of the recent Orion Gazette's "Letters" article, "Wells broke rules, should he be elected?"
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  • I am one of the signees of the recent Orion Gazette's "Letters" article, "Wells broke rules, should he be elected?"
    Unfortunately, this incident was only one of a number of indiscretions Wells has committed over the past 2 years. Each of the actions committed by Wells listed below have been verified, many of them a matter of public record:
    1) Withheld information from the Henry County Board that the county lost $500 in revenue while Mr. Eccher was not allowed to attend his meetings of the Illinois Counties Risk Management Trust Executive Board.
    2) Withheld information from the persons whom he was trying to recruit for the Henry County Board of Review. These persons were residents of Colona, Annawan, and Geneseo.
    3) Appointed himself to Project Now (2 meetings/month) and Bi-State Regional Planning Commission while leaving 2 members of the Henry County Board without any outside committee/board appointments. This was under the auspices of not taking any reimbursement. But, has been taking said re-imbursement since December, 2011.
    4) In a newspaper article following the October, 2011 Henry County Board meeting, Wells was quoted in the Dispatch as saying, "the proposed layoffs were suggested by department heads not the county board". Careful research involving discussions with the department heads, members of the Henry County Finance Committee and employees of the county, revealed to a person that the suggestion came straight from Wells!
    5) Has taken sole credit for the ethanol plant and wind farm projects which have enhanced the economy of Henry County. He seems to forget that it took time and many hours of efforts by many people to see these projects through. How self serving that is!
    6) In December, 2010 signed all of the liquor licenses without the approval of the longstanding Liquor Commission placing Henry County at risk.
    These actions, combined with the way he handled the ICRMT Executive Board issue, should reveal to the voters of Henry County reasons why he should not be re-elected!
    Jennifer Reed
    Coal Valley, IL

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