County Board meeting recordings provide insight

To the Editor:

Do you know Houston County Board meetings are posted on YouTube?

I watched with great interest the Houston County Board meeting of  March 11, 2014 (frac sand issue without public comment). Commissioner Storlie you are absolutely correct bullying should not be tolerated. But, it appears to me that you and Commissioner Walter are the pots calling the kettle black!

If anyone on the County Board has been bullied, at least on video, it is Commissioner Zmyewski.  Commissioners Walter and Storlie both cut off and interrupted Commissioner Zmyewski numerous times. Bullying should not be tolerated!

Both Commissioner Walter and Storlie’s “need and passion” to be on the Frac Sand Committee seem irresponsible as all current frac mine applications are in Commissioner Zmyewski’s district, and he has spent the most time of any commissioner attending meetings and is the most informed person to be on this committee.

Commissioner Walter, did you talk to Jack Miller or did you misinform the public on this issue?  You never answered the question put to you.

I love having County Board meetings on video – body language and eye rolling are also a form of bullying.



Gretchen Cook

La Crescent, MN