Meeting time spells trouble for Shelbyville board
The Shelbyville Township Board has added fuel to the fire that it has already taken from a local public advocacy group for allegedly donating funds illegally and distorting events at a February meeting.
In the most recent incident, the board held a special township meeting on a recent morning, which the Edgar County Watchdogs say violated Illinois township code that prohibits such meetings before 6 p.m.
While the advocacy group did not know what was discussed at the meeting, it pointed out that the law is extremely clear on when such meetings can be scheduled. The group earlier criticized the township board for allegedly making donations outside of its statutory authority and for saying it had held a vote on a donation at its February meeting – something the watchdog group denies.
The advocacy group pointed out that the township will have a new board convening in May, following April’s elections, which will have the authority to void whatever actions were undertaken during the special meeting.
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Edgar County, IL, United States