Saturday, August 27, 2011

Supporters of Fired Library Director Air Their Displeasure at Board Meeting

Sugar Grove Library statement fails to please critics. (Daily Herald, 8/26/2011)

Excerpt: Complaints, criticism and allegations filled the air during and after the most recent Sugar Grove Library board meeting.

After hearing board secretary Bill Durrenberger read the board’s statement about the firing of former director Beverly Holmes Hughes attributed, in part, to increased tension between her and several trustees, things heated up.

As board members departed Thursday night, members of the crowd yelled “Shame on you!” at trustees Julie Wilson, Art Morrical and Joan Roth.

Erin Erickson, a former trustee seeking to fill a vacancy on the board, said that Wilson and Bob Bergman were appointed to the board solely to get enough votes to fire Hughes. Wilson and Bergman were trustees until April 30 when their terms expired. Neither was on the April ballot but both were reappointed to the board in late May.

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