On Wednesday morning, the Forestville Village Board approved a new mayor, set up a committee and approved a part-time employee. All legitimate actions, but why at 9 o'clock in the morning?
The time of the meeting is the major point of contention. And, after weeks of tumult that ultimately led to resignations of workers and officials, why is the board not at least trying look as though it is being more open with the community?
Being open means holding meetings when most of the public can attend. If a community is prospering - and Forestville may not fit into this category - then why hold a meeting when a majority of the population would be at work?
Even worse was the consideration of a 10 a.m. meeting for last Sunday. Why schedule a meeting - on short notice - on a Sunday if there is no pressing issue?
Not having a mayor - in a village of 760 people - is not a pressing or emergency issue. Looking as if there is something to hide by a municipal board planning meetings for Sunday mornings or during a weekday? That is a problem.