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PostSubject: Are the City Admin and Com Dev Coord doing their jobs?   Wed Mar 18, 2009 7:57 am

On Computer On January 26, 2009 the Big Stone Lake Area Forums sent in a formal request to be linked to the City Website along with the other local news media. On the Ortonville City Website there was a link to the "local radio" (they did not give it the name KDIO) and to the Ortonville Independent. A few days after the formal request the City of Ortonville changed it's home page to now read that KDIO was the "officially appointed Radio Station" (now they called it by it's name) and that the Ortonville Independent was the "officially apointed Newspaper."

City Administrator David Lang and Community Development Coordinator Vickie Oakes wrote a new website policy and specifically excluded a "public forum" from being linked to the city website.

One week later on Monday February 2, 2009 Vickie Oakes went to an "emergency meeting" with the Big Stone Lake Area Chamber and presented them with "information" on the Big Stone Lake Area Forums and due to the influence of Ms Oakes presentation the board moved to sever the link of this website to the Chamber of Commerce website.

Six hours after Ms. Oakes met with the Chamber and pursuaded them to cut the link to the Big Stone Lake Area Forums Mr. Lang presented the new website policy to the Ortonville City Council as routine and the council members voted to approve the new policy. Mr. Lang had not informed the council members that this website had made a formal request to be linked to the city's website prior to this policy being written.

In one day Mr. Lang and Ms Oakes had severed the link of this site to the chamber and prevented this site from being linked to the city. Two days after the city voted to approve the new website policy Ms. Lang wrote a letter to the Big Stone Lake Area Community Forums informing them with feigned professional indifference that in reviewing their policy she finds that we do not qualify to be linked to the city site. Just like she pulled the policy out of the file and read it. She wrote it.

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