Bad Behavior

With the last Common Council meeting landing on the day after the 4th of July, I was unable to attend this meeting on July 5th. I was unable to bring you a video of Mayor Taylor, Common Council President Steve Taylor, Alderman Steve Olson and Alderwoman Kristen Wilhelm “discussing” the difference between an “excused absence” and an “absence” for the June 21st Common Council Meeting.

In its place I have brought you the audio portion of the Common Council meeting with the discussion of the Council meeting minutes along with still pictures of those speaking (sorry, it’s the best I could do). You can find it on the WAG THE DOG VIDEO on YouTube and here on this posting below.


I can only imagine what Attorney Lynda Templen who was representing her client Steele Solutions Properties in a request for IDRB funding by the City of Franklin to expand their facility in the 9900 block of South 57th Street though as she spoke to the Council right after this “discussion”.

Mayor Taylor has whined over and over again how Franklin bloggers are ruining the reputation of the City of Franklin. Both he and Alderman Steve Taylor have blamed bloggers for the lack of economic development in the City of Franklin, yet this juvenile behavior must speak volumes on how this city is being run and by whom. How do you think Attorney Templen will portray, the Mayor when she goes back to her clients and her law firm, Whyte, Hirshboeck, & Dudek.

Please feel free to call and let him know how you feel. The Mayors numbers is 427-7529 or contact him by e-mail at [email protected].

This is the link to the City of Franklin Website and the full Common Council audio of the July 5th Meeting.

UPDATE – July 19, 2011 Council Meeting Agenda
G. Reports and Recommendations
1. Reconsideration of action taken at 7/05/2011 Common Council meeting to approve minutes of the regular Common Council meeting of 6/21/2011 to change the description of the absence of Ald. Wilhelm from the meeting from “absent” to “excused” (Alderman Taylor).

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