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Sturgeon: ‘Sherrie Brown has to be stopped’

Posted: Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

CLINTON — Former DeWitt County Board member Levi Sturgeon again on Thursday suggested the board could oust Sherrie Brown from her chairmanship of the board. At a meeting earlier this year, Sturgeon urged board members to remove Brown as chairman.

Sturgeon said on Thursday he was “alarmed” by the number of times he felt the current board placed blame on past boards for actions it perceived to be incorrect.

“I’ve not heard that more than I have over the past four or five months,” Sturgeon said. The current board took office after the November 2012 election. “No matter whose fault it is, it is this board’s opportunity to fix it.”

Sturgeon also told board members he felt its stated goal of transparency, often cited by board member George Wissmiller, had not been effective.

“People in Bloomington talk to me about the DeWitt County Board in a jocular manner,” Sturgeon said. “I feel bad for the county and for you as board members and the employees because the board is being made fun of.” Sturgeon did not run or reelection following the end of his second term, announcing he would move to McLean County. He does have family still living in DeWitt County.

While saying he was not criticizing any members for wanting to serve the county, he felt the board was in a state of turmoil and said he hoped members would turn the situation around. One suggestion Sturgeon offered was to reinstate the board’s committee system.

For the complete article see the 05-07-2013 issue.

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