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Closed session comes under fire
By Lynda Berg Olds
An unusual occurrence took place at the end of the Luck Village Board meeting April 9. Village President Peter Demydowich announced, “The luck Village board will go into closed session under Wisconsin Statute 19.85(1)(c) to discuss employment matters for both represented and non-represented employees. The board may return to open session.”
In and of itself, this did not seem out of the ordinary, but then Village Trustee Rebecca Rowe stated, “I have to raise a point of order. I need to know why we are going into closed session.”
Demydowich responded, “Here’s a letter from the village attorney stating the agenda is just fine tonight.”
“Well there is an issue,” Rowe insisted. “You can’t just state the statute, you have to give a reason why we are going into closed session – so I can have an informed vote.”
“You can call the village clerk,” was Demydowich’s rebuttal. “She’ll tell you what is going on.”
Rowe rejoined, “Open meeting laws say we get to know why we are having a closed session.”
Demydowich said the village attorney is going to be at the board meeting April 16 (that meeting was changed to April 15).
“You can talk to him then,” he said, and called for a second to his motion to go into closed session, which came from Trustee Phil Warhol.
​See this weeks (April 17) Enterprise Press for the entire story. 
New board “starting clean-slated”
By Lynda Berg Olds
In lieu of a ‘time for reflection,’ at Tuesday night’s first official meeting of the new, 15-member Polk County Board of Supervisors, Chair William F. Johnson IV asked for a moment of silence in memory of Deputy Mike Seversen, who died about 2:30 p.m. on Monday (Please see the Standard Press).
“I remember the day he was injured on the job like the day Kennedy was shot. I remember the emergency vehicles screaming up Highway 35 when the incident took place in Webster.”
It was a somber and significant moment, setting a serious tone for the business at hand.
Judge Jeff Anderson then donned his robe and made some brief comments before administering the oath of office to the supervisors.
He talked about the highest civic duty as being the right to vote – with the next being the duty of legislators.
“You are the new legislators of Polk County. It is both an honor and privilege to legislate and be voted in by the citizens of Polk County…a legislature makes us a safe county, a prosperous county and a happy county. That is what the citizens of Polk County seek in you. I know that you can do it.”
The supervisors then collectively took their oath, swearing to uphold the Constitution of the United States and the State of Wisconsin – and to faithfully and impartially discharge the duties of the office to the best of their abilities.
See this week's Ledger Press (April 17) for the entire story.