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3/27/2013 10:00:00 AM
Dewey-Humboldt Councilman Hiles resigns, says he cannot work with mayor

Sue Tone
Reporter


Dewey-Humboldt council member David Hiles submitted a letter of resignation, effective April 3, to Town Manager Yvonne Kimball on March 13, the day after voters re-elected Mayor Terry Nolan.

"I cannot and will not serve another two plus years with Terry Nolan as Mayor," Hiles said in the brief letter.

At the March 19 council meeting, council member Mark McBrady, Vice Mayor Dennis Repan and Nolan stated their reluctance to grant the resignation.

"I realize we have differences, but that's part of the process," Nolan said.

With Hiles abstaining and council members Denise Rogers and Nancy Wright absent, the council voted unanimously to accept the resignation.

The town will advertise the open seat beginning April 4. Those interested in applying should contact the town at 928-632-7362.


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Reader Comments

Posted: Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Article comment by: Russ Ahrens

Ms. Harris, shame on you!

!st Amendment rights.

Secondly, critical dialogue is essential in discovering new ideas, sharing ideas, and thoughts. That's why this section is called "Opinions."

Any new ideas from your bickered brain recently?


Posted: Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Article comment by: wesley huntley

You people sure make Quartzsite look awful tame by comparison.

Posted: Monday, April 22, 2013
Article comment by: Susie Harris

I have a great idea! instead of calling the this the Local D-H News, we should call it the Russ Ahrens and Lynn Cee Bickering session!! you two literally just take over the comment section whenever D-H is in the local news!!
GET OVER YOURSELVES!
PLEASE!


Posted: Sunday, April 21, 2013
Article comment by: R. Ahrens

good critical thinking, Ms. Cee. I validate you to continue to expose the power-brokers and their subservient politicians on city council. I'd even suggest that a "recall" opportunity prevails. I'd help you but have relocated from Dewey to winter in Casa Grande and summer in CO. I wish you well. I've enjoyed our dialogue. Maybe it opened some eyes. Who knows! Be well.

Posted: Saturday, April 20, 2013
Article comment by: Lynn Cee

Mr. Ahrens,
It is a FACT that only one candidate criticized the censoring of voters questions and that NO candidates decryed it as an abuse of the voters.
This does lead me to an alternate conclusion. That being that the candidates are beholden to the powerbrokers who censored the questions.
When voters know that none of the candidates give a damn about what voters think (as proven by the astounding silence of the candidates) why should folks vote to be pummeled, disrespected, and victimized further by a group of people that they know owe them no allegiance?
Dewey-Humboldt will fail as a city if this kind of fraud continues to be tolerated.
I am coming to the conclusion that there are probably really only two groups in D-H. There is the majority who liked things as they were before incorporation when the county left everyone alone. Then there is a smaller group who want to tell the majority how to live. They are D-H's, nanny class, the overseers.
In my opinion, that is why D-H will fail- the majority has been beaten, whipped, spurred, and pounded into submission by the minority who want to turn this rural haven into Snotsdale North.
And I did vote for the one candidate who at least was brave enough to comment about the forum farse.
I saw no reason to vote for the rest whose leashes are firmly gripped by the censors.





Posted: Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Article comment by: Russel Ahrens

Ms. Cee or Not to Cee?

Can't you cee that your labyrinthine comments should be boiled down to one simple fact and truth:

Everyone is judged by their actions.

If people vote, they're proactive.
If people don't vote, they're inactive.

Simple as that!

Don't you Cee now?



Posted: Sunday, April 14, 2013
Article comment by: Lynn Cee

Mr. Ahrens,
Comments are neither truths or lies- they are opinions.
I say again- for our voters to be apathetic about D-H elections they would have to display little or no emotion about issues in town, and be disinterested, unconcerned, and indifferent to candidates opinions on those issues.
Well, we can see all sorts of emotionalism on display in the comments throughout the election season. Folks I talked to were emotional about the issues. The 300 folks at the June 2009 P&Z hearing surely weren't apathetic.
Voters are NOT disinterested or unconcerned about the candidates opinions on town issues. We can't be either, we still don't know what many of those candidates views are because the censors at the forum made sure to softball , eliminate, and abreviate the questions submitted by the 40 folks who were there.
Everyone knows that knowledge is power, especially the censors at the forum. They had to control the situation. God forbid the actual voter questions should be allowed to be asked in front of such dangerous a personage as the reporter also in attendance. Damage Control.
And when the censorship came to light, and none of the candidates decryed the abuse of the voters, what else are we to believe but that most of the candidates are in agreement with the practice of censoring voter questions?
Incredulous?- "unwilling or unable to believe...skeptical" Are you unwilling to believe my assertions, or am I wrong because I don't believe yours? Damn right I'm skeptical.


Posted: Friday, April 12, 2013
Article comment by: russel ahrens

If the D-H governance is bad at you all think, why doesn't someone initiate a RECALL? 66% didn't vote. Est. 10% voted for Nystrom and Berry. Certainly you have the leverage now with a potential 76% disgruntled or dissatisfied citizenry. Put up or shut up, D-H groaners!

Posted: Thursday, April 11, 2013
Article comment by: Not Seeing This Through Rose colored Glasses

Well, here we are again and who really cares if David Hiles resigned? this just means that one less person who coincidentally migrated here from Minnesota is on our town council. (Yes, there were 3 at one point up until last year when Nystrom resigned)
Hopefully, when the next town council member joins, he or she will not be a part of the ridiculous quarum currently residing at our town hall.
If this miraculous event does not occurr then we can plan on seeing more and more scenarios and situations here in the paper that will continue to make us the laughing stock of this state...God Forbid if anyone tries to make a much needed difference in this town!!
oh and by the way..TOUCHE' @ what a punk move you hit the nail on the head..


Posted: Sunday, April 7, 2013
Article comment by: Russ Ahrens

Ms. Cee -- Just sit back, cool off, grab a cheap red wine, and read all your previous comments. Emotional. Contradictory. Okay, not naive, incredulous. You are who you are. You behave like the words that you displayed throughout your response to this article. Go to Walgreens and see if they sell "Common Sense" over-the-counter. Take 2 a day, not with the wine, and in one week, write a "comment" that's truthful, clear, and concise. Bet you can do it!

Posted: Sunday, April 7, 2013
Article comment by: Lynn Cee

For Mr Ahrens
1) On 4-1, I was being realistic about the recent D-H election, not emotional. I know that what politicians DON"T say is always far more instructive than what they do say.So I stated my logical conclusions about both council women.
2)All, every single one, each of the candidates was abused severely by the forum-farce. Not just Mr. Nystrom. I picked him as the example because he was in second place. That doesn't mean I would vote for him. In his 2-25 comments about a citizen based group to deal with the zoning mess he seemed to not realize that the General Plan (a policy doc) doesn't need to be amended to change the city code (a regulation doc). Or, worse, he made the claim for other reasons.
3) Mr. Ahrens, if I were a male would you be decrying my opinions as being based on "naivete" and the inability to think clearly?
Get this straight- there is NO lack of concern in D-H where politics is involved. Therefore there is no apathy. When 300 folks show up at a P&Z hearing about outside storage it is naive for any politician to assume the the voters are apathetic. But if the politicians feel better believing that.....


Posted: Thursday, April 4, 2013
Article comment by: Russ Ahrens

Ms. Cee is both naive and contradictory.
1) She stated, "I am studying the situation here from all angles." This strongly implies that she's being objective, thoughtful, and quietly assessing the political terrain before she truly gets involved. Okay, now let's look at her comments posted April 1, 2013. Here she jumps in with both feet -- being emotional and critical about the recent election -- hammering both councilwoman -- and generally expressing overall "disgust" towards the D-H governance. This doesn't sound like someone who's taking quality time in "studying the situation," does it?
2) In her 4/01 comments, she stated, "There is NO ONE to vote for for mayor." Then, in her recent comments she singles out Mr. Nystrom as being the most "literate" and bemoaned the fact that he was "not allowed to directly respond to the real questions from the voters." Sounds to me like there was SOMEONE to vote for, Ms. Cee!
3) The last sentence in her recent comments really underscored her naivete and contradictory thinking, "And the voters in D-H responded by refusing to vote. No one should mistake that for apathy." What, not mistake that failure to vote as apathy?????? Ms. Cee, 34% of the registered voters voted in the mayoral election! The definition of "apathy" is "lack of interest or concern." If that's not apathy, then you're name is not Lynn Cee! C'mon, lady


Posted: Thursday, April 4, 2013
Article comment by: Lynn Cee

Mr. Ahrens,
I am involved. I am studying the situation here from all angles. I want to be fully informed about the issues in town. I want to understand who is beholden to whom, ect. Who is in what clique.
I have not lived here long enough to run for office.
No one is perfect. What I am, is I am not a politician. I detest outside interests pulling the strings and fowling the election process.
Special interest groups want division here- so they can lay the groundwork for a development plan 10 or more years down the road. They know that no one is watching them while all the factions in town bicker about historical districts, pro-growth, no-growth, whether Mortimer's pays enough tax or gets special treatment,ect.
I know you all think you are running things here but that is impossible when outside power brokers are so brazen to openly interfere with the election process by coming between the voters and the candidates to filter so many questions at the last forum. I don't know what sweet nothings got whispered in which ears to muffle some candidates from speaking against that practice once it came to light. But I can assure you Mr. Nystrom lost in part because he was not allowed to directly respond to the real questions from the voters. He is the most literate of the bunch, after all.
I would love to see honesty in government. I don't like weasel words. I don't like lies of omission. When any candidate misleads, or makes uninformed statements, or outright lies they exhibit a level of disrespect as well as contempt for voters. And the voters in D-H responded by refusing to vote. No one should mistake that for apathy.



Posted: Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Article comment by: Russ Ahrens

Doesn't appear that Lynn Cee would be happy with any one.
Are you perfect, mam? One way or the other, run for office or get involved!


Posted: Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Article comment by: Dewey Homeowner

There are much better ways to resign-better for the town if not the resignee. The disrespect for the new council, for the process and for the town is rippling throughout not only our community, but the Quad-Cities and beyond. IT doesn't matter how anyone feels-resignation for "health reasons/family matters" is code for I'm unhappy and want out-you don't have to put it on a billboard.

And now-the Town is giving Mr. Hiles a plaque to honor his service to the community?

We had a 34% turnout to vote in D-H with only 11% turning out in Cottonwood-we need to turn out to vote. We did....we all should



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