State Rep. Sid Mathias was not the only public figure who .
Stone made repeated visits to the podium, where she addressed topics including water quality, , the legalization of marijuana and concerns about mosquito abatement. As she spoke, some trustees left the dais, while others made other overt efforts to keep Stone from their lines of vision.
“Trustee Trilling, can I have your attention when I speak?” Stone asked at one point.
“No,” Steve Trilling replied.
As Stone continued to talk, Trilling closed his eyes. Trustee Jeff Berman turned his chair backward so that he faced the wall while she spoke.
During that five-minute period — a maximum amount of time permitted for citizens to comment on an agenda item — Stone talked about her past job, praised the work of Health Officer/Deputy Building Commissioner Brian Sheehan and , as well as the village ordinance that places restrictions on pit bulls and Rottweilers, for which she rallied several years ago.
“The question is,” she said, getting to her point, “do we have any criteria for that mosquito spray so that it might not be worse that West Nile itself?”
“I understand that I’m not conventional, but I just want answers already,” she said. “…What is in the spray?”
“If you had just asked that one question — you were up there five minutes,” Trustee Beverly Sussman told her. “In 30 seconds, if you had just said, ‘Let’s find out what’s in the spray,’ that would be a good question. Why didn’t you just ask that question?”
“Don’t tell me how to work my form,” Stone replied.
After Village President Jeff Braiman used his gavel to restore order in the room, Trustee Andy Stein asked Sheehan to explain how the abatement companies’ sprays are certified.
Sheehan said the sprays are regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency.
Tension also arose Monday night when Stone sparred with Trustee Jeff Berman over whether he should have disclosed on paper years ago that his wife worked for a law firm that was contracted by the village. Berman replied that he was not required to do so and called Stone’s comments “inappropriate innuendo.”
“You are making an accusation. I’m demanding that you withdraw it, right here, right now,” Berman said.
“You can’t demand anything of me, because I’m telling the truth,” Stone answered.
“You’re full of baloney, is what you are,” Berman replied.
After Stone concluded her final remarks, made during the public comment portion of the meeting, she was about to leave when she realized that Mathias was making his way to the podium. “Sid, I’ll stay for you,” Stone called to him.
Mathias then proceeded to distance himself from her, announcing,