Episode 7: A discussion with "The People's Watchdog" Scott Williams
Local issues discussed include:
The Sanimax Plant in Howard:
- What does Sanimax do?
- What did residents in the area tell Scott about the Sanimax plant during the campaign for county board?
- How does the Sanimax plant impact local residents?
- How did the management of Sanimax react to Scott's questions about the plant?
- Who has the ability to regulate the pollution from the Sanimax plant?
- Does Sanimax have an active permit allowing them to emit pollution?
- Was the public aware of the permit process?
- Has Sanimax violated their permit in the past?
- Would relation be an option for Sanimax?
- Does the local media do a good job explaining the Sanimax issue?
The payout to former Brown County corporation counsel Juliana Ruenzel:
- Was the payment from taxpayer funds?
- Does Scott feel the payout was a "Scandal"?
- Is $61,000 a lot of money?
- Does the public have a right to know what happened?
- Did Brown County Executive Troy Streckenbach save the county money with the payout?
- Has this type of payout happened before?
- Why did it go unnoticed that the corporation counsel was not at meetings for months?
- Why did the local media wait so long to ask questions?
- What did county supervisors discuss outside of public meetings?
- Should county Supervisors discuss the payout in public?
The Public Works Department Scandal:
- What happened with the Brown County Public Works department?
- Was there a misuse of funds?
- Was there misappropriation of resources?
- Why are several top officials at the public works no longer with the department?
- Why has so little information been provided to the public?
- Has the media done their job in reporting on the public works department?
Shirley Wind Farm Health Concerns:- Do wind farms make people sick?
- Did the county furfill their duty related to the investigation on wind farm healt conserns?
- Has the process been a waste of money?
- What do the residents want to achive with this process?
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