Public Statement from Mayor

I WOULD LIKE TO READ A STATEMENT AS YOUR MAYOR ON BEHALF OF OUR VILLAGE, REGARDING THE DEATH OF MR. GEORGE FLOYD AND THE EVENTS OCCURRING IN ITS AFTERMATH.

 

 

 

I AM VERY PROUD OF THE PROFESSIONALISM, DEDICATION, HARD WORK AND COURAGE OF OUR POLICE DEPARTMENT. THEY ARE A DIVERSE GROUP THAT RESPECTS THE RIGHTS OF ALL INDIVIDUALS WHO THEY COME INTO CONTACT WITH ON A DAILY BASIS.  OUR POLICE TREAT EVERYONE WITH DIGNITY AND FAIRNESS.  THEY ARE HIGHLY TRAINED AND REACT IN THE PROPER MANNER FOR EACH SITUATION BECAUSE OF THIS TRAINING.

 

 

I AM PROUD AND YOU SHOULD BE ALSO, THAT IN THE 7 PLUS YEARS I HAVE SERVED AS MAYOR, NOT 1 SINGLE COMPLAINT HAS BEEN FILED AGAINST OUR POLICE FOR EXCESSIVE FORCE OR ANY OTHER CIVIL RIGHTS VIOLATIONS.

 

 

I COULD NOT BE MORE DISGUSTED WITH THE POLICE MISCONDUCT THAT UNLAWFULLY TOOK THE LIFE OF MR. FLOYD, AN UNARMED AND HANDCUFFED BLACK MAN.  OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS GO OUT TO MR. FLOYD’S FAMILY FOR THEIR LOSS.

 

 

THIS VILLAGE WILL NOT ALLOW OR TOLORATE ANY FORMS OF DISCRIMINATION OR RACISM REGARDLESS OF A PERSON’S SKIN COLOR, RELIGION OR SEXUAL PREFERENCE. THIS INCLUDES RESIDENTS, VILLAGE EMPLOYEES AND THOSE WHO VISIT HERE.  WE ARE AN INCLUSIVE VILLAGE.  JUST LOOK AT THE PRIDE FLAG PROUDLY FLYING NEXT DOOR TO THIS VILLAGE HALL.

 

 

I AM A SUPPORTER OF ALL THOSE EXERCISING THEIR FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHTS TO PEACEFULLY ASSEMBLE AND PROTEST THEIR OUTRAGE TO THESE TERRIBLE ACTS.  HOWEVER, I DO NOT CONDONE AND WILL NOT TOLERATE ANY VIOLENCE, LOOTING OR OTHER UNLAWFUL CONDUCT TO BE DONE TO OUR VILLAGE.

 

I AM ALWAYS AVAILABLE TO OUR RESIDENTS WISHING TO MEET AND FURTHER DISCUSS THESE IMPORTANT MATTERS.

 

FURTHERMORE, THESE PAST 3 MONTHS HAVE BEEN A CHALLENGE FOR OUR RESIDENTS AND VILLAGE AND I WANT TO THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR COOPERATION AND PATIENCE DURING THESE UNPRECEDENTED TIMES.  WE HAVE HAD A PANDEMIC, RECORD FLOODING AND SOCIAL UNREST ALL OCCURRING IN SUCH A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME.

 

 

WE ARE IN THE PROCESS OF FINALIZING THE INSTITUTION OF OUR FLOOD ASSISTANCE FINANCIAL PROGRAM THAT WILL HELP THOSE WHO ARE TRYING TO ALLEVIATE WATER ISSUES DURING HEAVY RAINS, ALONG WITH OTHER MEASURES TO LESSEN THE IMPACT OF FLOODING IN THEIR HOMES.  PLEASE LOOK FOR MORE INFORMATION WHEN OUR VILLAGE NEW LETTER IS RELEASED LATER IN JUNE.

 

THANK YOU

 

MAYOR HUBERT E. HERMANEK