MOUNT PLEASANT - Members of the Village Board voted Wednesday to take no action after reviewing the final report on anonymous allegations against Trustee Sonny Havn.
The decision means the village board is done with its formal review of the police report on an allegedly inappropriate relationship between Havn and a village staff member.
Village legal representatives have also not been directed to review the situation further, according to Village Attorney Elaine Ekes.
Havn was accused of having a “special friendship” with a village staffer in an anonymous letter delivered to trustees and the press in October.
City of Racine Police Chief Art Howell’s report concluded that no criminal action had been identified upon reviewing the allegations.
Howell did recommend potentially having the village review its misconduct policies or asking village attorneys to look into the allegations.
Village Board President Jim Majdoch said he believed those conduct policies would be reviewed and “tuned up” if need be.
Both Havn and Majdoch refused requests to comment on why the decision was made to end formal review of the allegations.
The motion passed unanimously after closed session discussion for more than an hour. Havn abstained from the vote and fellow Trustee Karen Albeck was not present, and did not vote.
The full report on the incident has not yet been made available to the public or the press, but will be soon, according to Interim Village Administrator Tim Zarzecki.
Havn was reelected to the Village Board Tuesday, where he has served for nearly a decade.