created by: Government Watch Dog | Jul 8, 2010

Hainesville, IL

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Are you happy with the things Mayor Soto's has been doing in the village?

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  • Yes, totally
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  • What's up with the poop depositories?
  • I am not happy about getting rid of our police.
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  • I like beautifying the village.
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  • Too much spending on public works
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Ten Year resident

Round Lake, IL

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#322
Oct 31, 2012
 
well tax man just for info the ONLY village or community in Lake county that gives the mayor a take home car is lake Zurich, as i took an afternoon and called every singe community in lake county , Official BIZ my backside ??????????

like in the wizard of hainesville ( I mean OZ) pay no attention to that person behind the curtain , oh yes and a raise next term 50% when she runs again,,,,only 1 trustee voted against it and the 3 D's were right there with AYE votes,,,,, it just never ceases to amaze me
Hainesville guy

Plainfield, IL

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#323
Oct 31, 2012
 
Can't wait to see your name on the ballot ten year resident.
Tax Man

Wheaton, IL

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#324
Nov 5, 2012
 
Ten Year resident wrote:
well tax man just for info the ONLY village or community in Lake county that gives the mayor a take home car is lake Zurich, as i took an afternoon and called every singe community in lake county , Official BIZ my backside ??????????
like in the wizard of hainesville ( I mean OZ) pay no attention to that person behind the curtain , oh yes and a raise next term 50% when she runs again,,,,only 1 trustee voted against it and the 3 D's were right there with AYE votes,,,,, it just never ceases to amaze me
Thanks for taking time to do that, the present mayor must run the office with smoke and mirrors and empty words to residents and promises not kept. Hey what else can we beautify in the village to try to make residents stay? NOTHING !! High taxes and foreclosure are enough for some board members.
Ten Year resident

Round Lake, IL

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#325
Nov 12, 2012
 
Tax man sorry to say , i asked my spouse if i should run and her reply was NO way UNLESS YOU WANT TO FIND A NEW PLACE TO LIVE IN HAINESVILLE. I DON'T WANT TO BE UNDER THE MICROSCOPE.

Guess in the efforts of martial harmony , I don't think i will be running
Tax Man

Grayslake, IL

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#326
Nov 28, 2012
 
Gee I wonder what kind of Holiday mixer it's going to be this year? Or should I say who will be excluded this year ! Seems students that go to GCHS live in hainesville also but people tell me the members weren't asked to come to the mixer with the choir or music groups. That's O.K. cause it will be too CRAMPED with no room to move in such a small area. Same thing for the election! Why did it move from a church site with more than plenty of parking to a spot that has inadequate facilitys. With at least 10 or more people sitting for election helpers / judges , say each one drove their own car, thats at least ten spots in parking GONE. Plus employees working at the village hall, say 4 or 5 more spaces GONE. So now you have 1/5 to 1/4 parking available, minimun handicapped, and continual flow for voters coming in, cars were backing up on hainesville rd. trying to get in!!! Talkabout a dumb spot to change it to. Schools and churches or something with ample parking and ease of agress and egress would have been a better choice. wonder if the mayor pulled strings to get it there?Just waiting for foreclosure proceedings to kick me out then won't have to worry cause i'll have to go to a care facility.
Hainesville guy

Capron, IL

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#327
Dec 29, 2012
 
So who filed for election?
Tax Man

Chicago, IL

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#328
Feb 13, 2013
 
I guess we'll have to read the paper on who filed because you know it won't be brought up in the meetings that go on you tube! Secrecy is well when you deny information to the public about this subject whose only info to the meetings is on you tube since I have trouble getting out now.
Uncle Google

Brooklyn, NY

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#329
Feb 13, 2013
 
Tax Man wrote:
I guess we'll have to read the paper on who filed because you know it won't be brought up in the meetings that go on you tube! Secrecy is well when you deny information to the public about this subject whose only info to the meetings is on you tube since I have trouble getting out now.
Go here:

http://countyclerk.lakecountyil.gov/ElectionI...
Tax Man

Chicago, IL

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#330
Feb 13, 2013
 
Thanks
Not horrible

Mchenry, IL

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#331
Feb 14, 2013
 
I dont think she is horrible. Nobody else that nags on her is running against her. My only complaint is simple enforcements are not being kept up. I have lived in other towns, villages, and cities throughout the country and have never seen the lack of enforcement of codes. Right now throughout our town christmas lights are still up. Big problem? No. But these are the same lights that were up since Christmas 2011. On one of the streets when you enter from Hainesville road and make a right garbage cans are out until the weekend. If they are elderly the paid village employees can help them. In the summer some homes have grass three feet tall. If foreclose have the already paid employee cut it or force resident to cut it. I dont want to be the complaining neighbor. I want my villag officials to nip it in the bud.
Sunshine

Grayslake, IL

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#332
Feb 15, 2013
 
Not to mention parking in the street overnight.
Gremlin

Grayslake, IL

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#333
Feb 16, 2013
 
If you go to the meetings or just read the minutes you will find that the mayor and three trustees are running unapposed. This was announced. The parking issue mentioned by Sunshine has gotten out of hand. In addition to overnight parking, parking over the sidewalk is prohibited by State Statute. Get a copy of the rules and it is right there. But our PD appears to be ignoring it. And, as for Holiday decorations, this was covered way back under Mayor Mueller. Residents can leave them up year round. It's a Freedom of Speach issue.
Not horrible

Mchenry, IL

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#334
Feb 17, 2013
 

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What some would call freedom of speech....Others would call lazy pieces of crap.
Tax Man

Chicago, IL

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#335
Feb 20, 2013
 
Talking about rap, I remember putting a post out on 6/13/12 and also 9/10/12 about a Santa decoration on the front porch of a house on Littleton . I guess I should drive by and see if it was ever taken down but with recent posts on what is NOT being done I'm sure the answer will be that is still up waiting for next Christmas . Now I know the mayor looks at this sight because she was putting down a former trustee! He must not of agreed to the mayors my way or the highway agenda. Good for him, so lets see if the mayor responds to this latest facts going on in the village! My feeling is NO. But if you have a complaint, come into the village hall and fill out a form with all your information including your name and address and we will work on it .RIGHT!!
Tax Man

Chicago, IL

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#336
Feb 21, 2013
 
Yes all is well in sotoville and the decoration Santa is still sitting on the front porch of the house on the 100 block of Littleton terrace. Same old same old ! And nobody is running against the present board members? Just shows they want to make sure the transfer of blame will not happen cause the cause is still in office .
Hainesville fred

Janesville, WI

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#337
Feb 23, 2013
 
Gremlin wrote:
If you go to the meetings or just read the minutes you will find that the mayor and three trustees are running unapposed. This was announced. The parking issue mentioned by Sunshine has gotten out of hand. In addition to overnight parking, parking over the sidewalk is prohibited by State Statute. Get a copy of the rules and it is right there. But our PD appears to be ignoring it. And, as for Holiday decorations, this was covered way back under Mayor Mueller. Residents can leave them up year round. It's a Freedom of Speach issue.
You dont have a police department remember? Youvillage did not support it enough and let the Mayor get ri of it. If you still had it I am sure you not be dealing with these issues. Maybe you all should have one something then.
Hainesville fred

Janesville, WI

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#338
Feb 23, 2013
 
your village excuse me...
Tax Man

Grayslake, IL

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#339
Apr 6, 2013
 
Tax Man wrote:
Talking about rap, I remember putting a post out on 6/13/12 and also 9/10/12 about a Santa decoration on the front porch of a house on Littleton . I guess I should drive by and see if it was ever taken down but with recent posts on what is NOT being done I'm sure the answer will be that is still up waiting for next Christmas . Now I know the mayor looks at this sight because she was putting down a former trustee! He must not of agreed to the mayors my way or the highway agenda. Good for him, so lets see if the mayor responds to this latest facts going on in the village! My feeling is NO. But if you have a complaint, come into the village hall and fill out a form with all your information including your name and address and we will work on it .RIGHT!!
Same old same old in Hainesville. The houses are being foreclosed , the streets still need attention , the ordinances are not being followed , and it seems the mayor and trustees up for reelection are about to be in once again by running unopposed! First lets get to ordinances and what the mayor wanted done in the village that she is not backing up.HOLIDAY DECORATIONS!!!! Seems with my last post an update is that the SANTA decoration is still on the porch on Littleton as of 4/6/2013. Among other misc.lights and such all over the village. The mayor let everyone know of her intentions on this subject but she won't follow them. And not now because it is election time. Wait till she gets 4 more years and more money for being mayor, then she might address this again. And what about the all-call we got about starting an ordinance about residents not shoveling the sidewalks, where it was always just a courtesy to do it not a requirement! Now she wants residents must do it or else get a ticket? And if the resident does it and snow melts and gets water on the sidewalk and later at night it freezes and a walker slips and falls and gets a seriuos injury. Who is resposible for the injureds medical bills? I'M SURE THE VILLAGE WILL FIGHT, WITH THE POWER OF THE VILLAGE LAWYERS, PAID FOR BY THE RESIDENTS TAX DOLLARS,THAT THE VILLAGE IS NOT RESPOSIBLE, BUT THE RESIDENT WHO SHOVELED THE SIDEWALK IS!!!! CAN'T WAIT FOR THAT ORDINANCE TO FLY!! Hope my foreclosure on my house comes quick so I can move in with relatives here,or go to a nursing home so I won't be sued for injuries caused by not obeying a village ordinance. PROGRESS IN MOTION IN HAINESVILLE, RRRIIGGHHTTTT.:(
Tax Man

Merrill, MI

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#340
Jun 11, 2013
 
Hey what the crap is going on with village employees ? Did we get the state to pay all the money they owe the village or what? We must have won the lottery cause I see a whole lot of employees in the village now! A bunch in the office a bunch out working maintenance/ public works! Seems the mayor cut the hours the hall is open and getting rid of the police department and saving money by using the village vehicle for the mayors personal use, seems like we can hire a crap load of relatives to work at the village. I didn't see the jobs posted in the paper... but I'm sure the mayor will tell you she is able to APPOINT people in certain positions!! Well when you kick out the POLICE DEPARTMENT and save over 3/4 of a million dollars doing so .... you can show a little nepotism !!!
Tax Man

Grayslake, IL

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#341
Jul 8, 2013
 
Assault weapons? Assault weapons?! Really?? New six wheeled John Deere tractor at public works. Hours cut at village hall being open. More employees being hired. Don't we have something better to talk about like more fountains?

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