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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