No action on anonymous allegations

2013-04-03T17:33:00Z 2013-12-17T10:51:17Z No action on anonymous allegationsALISON BAUTER alison.bauter@journaltimes.com Journal Times

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.

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  1. Blogometric Pressure
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    Blogometric Pressure - April 04, 2013 1:16 pm
    Election is over. Albeck lost and her tidying up that mysterious letter of accusations apparently fell flat. Let's move foward.
  2. oldguy
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    oldguy - April 04, 2013 12:11 am
    Prepare for the Village to get right back to business as usual...
  3. ggodmuls
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    ggodmuls - April 03, 2013 6:19 pm
    UMmmm, could it be that the accused has the right to confront the accuser?

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