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Stone Requests Meeting Between Coalition, Village

Village President Jeff Braiman says the concerns Lisa Stone has raised are out of Buffalo Grove's control.

Former Buffalo Grove Trustee Lisa Stone returned to Village Hall on Monday to ask officials to schedule a public meeting with members of the , which she founded with Lincolnshire resident .

The meeting, she said, would center on concerns about local water issues she has researched.

“If we’re right, you’re going to care … and if we’re wrong, then you’ll just nail us and say, ‘My goodness, you’ve wasted all year long,’” she said.

“Tell me when you’re going to care,” she said to Village President Jeff Braiman.

Braiman started to reply, saying, “You keep on saying we don’t care. It’s a matter of” when Stone interrupted to finish his sentence.

“It’s a matter of truth,” she said.

At that point, Braiman cut off Stone, who had spoken beyond the 10 minutes typically allotted for public comments. He said village staff would follow up with her questions and he asked the board for a motion to enter its scheduled executive session.

Before going into the closed-door meeting, he indicated to reporters that he does not plan to schedule a meeting with the coalition.

“It’s an IEPA (Illinois Environmental Protection Agency), USEPA (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency) issue. Even if we agree with them, there’s nothing we can do,” he said. “We have no power over these issues. There’s nothing we can do about the issues she’s brought up.”

Previously on Patch: Braiman: ‘Our Water is Safe’

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Art June 06, 2012 at 02:43 PM
Ms. Stone, people have been publicly telling you for over a year that this is an IEPA, and USEPA issue, not a village issue! IF there is a problem, the village of BG has no jurisdiction! Stop saying people don't care, just get your facts straight and go to the RIGHT place! And it does NOT need to be a public hearing - other than getting your name in the news - just contact those two government bodies, provide whatever information you have, and ask for them to investigate the issue.
Lynne June 06, 2012 at 03:42 PM
Lisa, If you think there is a problem, get yourself a water filter. STOP STOP STOP wasting the Villages time and money.
Leon Gopon June 06, 2012 at 06:35 PM
Lisa - Absolutely NOT!
LiLSuzQ32 June 06, 2012 at 08:54 PM
Will this woman ever STFU?????
RELENTLESSCRITIC June 07, 2012 at 12:11 AM
If they ever decide to hold the meeting they could do it in a Toyota Prius- there's plenty of room for her entire coalition and a six pack of YooHoo.
Bonnie George June 07, 2012 at 12:45 AM
Lisa – You are my hero!! I know you are extremely busy with your great accomplishment with your Land and Lakes Coalition. I am on your side and would love to be a part of it. Your accomplishments are unbelievable. I know you were treated very poor by the Village of Buffalo Grove and I was too. I was a Village of Buffalo Grove Employee of the Public Work Administration, working with Water Utility, Forestry and Street Department. I worked for the Village of Buffalo Grove for 13 years and my family and I have been residents of Buffalo Grove for 19 years. In 2010 my husband and I found out our daughter’s, ages, 15 and 18 were sexually abused by our best friend/neighbor. At the time the girls were between the ages of 13 and 15 and my older daughter was between 18 and 19. This man, 43 years of age at the time, changed all of our lives for the worst. Our families spent many vacations, BBQ’s, parties etc… This predator was convicted with 2 years’ probation and 10 years to be put on the sexual predators list. Although he was not sentenced any jail time, clearly as we all know justice was not served. We are now in Civil Litigation which is going nowhere and has been for the last 2 years. Lisa is helping us along through all of this and has helped us to find justice for our family. I believe in Lisa Stone 100%.
Bonnie George June 07, 2012 at 12:47 AM
PATCH: My prior comments on this blog you have chosen to remove. It was not the BG Patch Editor Cristal Mohrman, but instead it was Tara Tesinu, the Senior Regional Editor of the Patch. Dear Ms. Tesinu, As to Lisa’s post I only told the truth and it was my libelous not the Patch. I am deeply offended and the Patch has insulted my family in every way possible. I really hope your children or anyone else’s children are never sexually abused by anyone. Our family is struggling to get through this. Our family is scarred for life. We have been to many Doctors and Social Workers. Lisa Stone is actually strong enough to help us remove our scars. She has been our motivation to move on to our next level. I find it overwhelming and hypocritical that The Patch deleted my comment on Lisa Stone’s News Report, and they did not delete my News Report written by Cristel Morhman from 2010. Please read the link below. http://buffalogrove.patch.com/articles/former-resident-pleas-guilty-to-sexual-abuse Please explain to me and the public. Bonnie George
Art June 07, 2012 at 04:11 AM
Ms. George - I am very sorry for the pain your family has gone through, based on what you have written here and in previous posts. But with all due respect, this has absolutely nothing to do with Lisa Stone and her accusations against our village board, or past village manager. It has nothing to do with her refusal to direct her unfounded environmental concerns to those government entities that actually have jurisdiction. And note that her only "accomplishment" was that the voters got tired of her refusal to let the village board do its job, and removed her from office. Please don't fall into her approach of drifting away from the topic. Dont take this as criticism - I certainly hope that you are receiving professional help to help you cope with the tragic experience you have described.
Erica Williams June 15, 2012 at 10:40 PM
OMG Art - "Dont take this as criticism - I certainly hope that you are receiving professional help to help you cope with the tragic experience you have described." You just had to say this? My stomach is turning from YOUR comment.

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