How Does The Party Boss System Work In Evans?
Let’s Take A Look!
Evans voters elect the five (5) members of the town board. Residents assume that they have elected public servants who work for them.
The 100% truth is that the party bosses in Evans rule the roost.
When it comes to jobs and spending money, the party bosses always have their ducks (votes) in a row.
Is there proof that the party bosses influence votes? YES!
At the 3-16-2022 Evans Town Board Meeting included this sequence of events:
In the video below:
At 1:23 of the video below, Councilwoman Reitz votes “Aye”. Then immediately during the vote, someone in the peanut gallery interrupts.
At 1:36 of the video, Supervisor Hosler leans behind the town attorney and says to Reitz, “Laurie Vote No!“.
Next, Hosler calls for a roll call vote at 1:58 of the video, Reitz changes her vote from “Aye” to “Nay”!
Someone forgot the meeting was being recorded!
(The entire Zoom meeting can be viewed on the town’s website. [ Click Here ]
The resolution was to table a vote to have further discussion at a work session regarding the town’s social media policy. Reitz has voted 99.9% of the time with Hosler.
On another resolution, per her party bosses, Reitz voted against giving town board members documents without a Freedom of Information Request. [ Click Here ]
The terms “Reitz” and “Independent” are mutually exclusive!
Reitz is an example of why things rarely change in Evans.
WATCH THE VIDEO!
Nota Bene: Speaking out of frame are Councilman Schraft & Councilwoman Macko.
The $13,525,000 Water Project Improvement Vote
Laurie Reitz voted for a water project that included $1,352,455 for engineering. She was the second on the resolution. She did not question as to why the town isn’t hiring an in-house engineer to save water customers a million dollars or more! When the town board was questioned as to why the town would not hire an in-house engineer, Laurie Reitz did not fight for water customers.
Laurie Reitz is the only town board member seeking re-election. If higher and higher water bills are getting harder and harder to pay, then use your vote to send the entire town board a message. It’s a safe bet the other five candidates will be listening.
To read the Water Project Spending Post → Click Here!
Nota Bene: As of this post date, the 8/2/2023 were the last available minutes online.