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Recall petition filed for Akron president

By Mary Drier
Staff Writer

AKRON — An Akron village official’s ability to lead and ethics are being questioned.

A proposed recall petition was filed with the Tuscola County Clerk’s office this week against Akron village president Juanita Hollister, said Tuscola County Clerk Jodi Fetting.

The proposed recall petition says Hollister should be recalled for the following reasons:

“1. Lack of leadership ability, there-by causing the resignation of a police chief, DPW supervisor and a village council member.
2. Fiscal irresponsibility causing the village to ammend the budget up by $125,000.
3. Attempted malfeasance by trying to charge the village a $60 meeting fee for talking to residents.”

The petition was filed by Robert Sode, who was Akron Village President until he decided not to seek election and Hollister was voted in.

The next step in the recall process is for a clarity hearing, which will be 1 p.m., Thursday, April 25, before the Tuscola County Election Commission in the probate courtroom.

The commission consists of Fetting, Probate Judge Nancy Thane, and Treasurer Pat Gray.

Election commission members only make a determination on whether or not the wording on the petition can be clearly understood. They do not make a determination on facts.

If the commission determines the wording is not clear, the process is stopped at that point. However, if they determine the wording is clear, then the process starts of gathering signatures. The language, if approved, on the recall petition is valid for 180 days after it is approved. However, all of the signatures must be collected within a 90-day period from start to finish.

Signatures not gathered within that time frame are invalid and not counted.

Mary Drier is a staff writer for the Tuscola County Advertiser. She can be reached at drier@tcadvertiser.com.

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14 Responses to "Recall petition filed for Akron president"

  1. kobijakobi says:

    It’s about time someone steps up and does something about that whole administration over there-they all should be recalled for their poor leadership abilities and poor common sense decision making. They all voted in favor of giving themselves a HUGE pay raise and the president tried to submit a bill for over $3,600 dollars for “supposedly” attending numerous meetings (read their March minutes)….the custodian pads her hours up to 40 hours a month (read all previous monthly minutes/payroll reports)for about 8 hours worth of work a month, and not to mention the clerk who inflates her hours well over 30-34 hours a week(read all previous monthly minutes/payroll reports), and none of them are held accountable for their hours…the best part is that the most important employee working for the village is the DPW Supervisor, on call 24/7, rain or snow.. and they CUT his hours!! They should be cutting council members pay rate, cutting the custodians hours way down and especially cut the clerks hours…AND pay!! The village of Fairgrove has the exact same operations as Akron except for water billing and the clerk there only needs about 8 hours a week to handle all the village business there…REALLY??? Time to stop the raiding of the coffers!!

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  2. teabagmebaby says:

    Hey you, the coward! Yes you, EFJohnson. Shouldn’t you be leading the parade of Akron citizens to burn the fiery cross on Ms. Hollister’s front yard? Don’t forget your hood. Going down to Nichol’s farm, gonna join in a…………..

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  3. justwondering25 says:

    Teabag …. I asked you nicely to say nice things ….. are you angry or something …..Proverbs 22:11 He who loves a pure heart and whose speech is gracious will have the king for his friend.

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  4. teabagmebaby says:

    justwondering25, Are you married or related to EFJOhnson, or just in agreement?

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  5. teabagmebaby says:

    Creation – Plural Gods

    Pearl of Great Price

    Book of Abraham – Chapters 4 & 5

    Chapter 4

    1 AND then the Lord said: Let us go down. And they went down at the beginning, and they, that is the Gods, organized and formed the heavens and the earth.

    2 And the earth, after it was formed, was empty and desolate, because they had not formed anything but the earth; and darkness reigned upon the face of the deep, and the Spirit of the Gods was brooding upon the face of the waters.

    3 And they (the Gods) said: Let there be light; and there was light.

    4 And they (the Gods) comprehended the light, for it was bright; and they divided the light, or caused it to be divided, from the darkness.

    5 And the Gods called the light Day, and the darkness they called Night. And it came to pass that from the evening until morning they called night; and from the morning until the evening they called day; and this was the first, or the beginning, of that which they called day and night.

    6 And the Gods also said: Let there be an expanse in the midst of the waters, and it shall divide the waters from the waters.

    7 And the Gods ordered the expanse, so that it divided the waters which were under the expanse from the waters which were above the expanse; and it was so, even as they ordered.

    8 And the Gods called the expanse, Heaven. And it came to pass that it was from evening until morning that they called night; and it came to pass that it was from morning until evening that they called day; and this was the second time that they called night and day.

    9 And the Gods ordered, saying: Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the earth come up dry; and it was so as they ordered;

    10 And the Gods pronounced the dry land, Earth; and the gathering together of the waters, pronounced they, Great Waters; and the Gods saw that they were obeyed.

    11 And the Gods said: Let us prepare the earth to bring forth grass; the herb yielding seed; the fruit tree yielding fruit, after his kind, whose seed in itself yieldeth its own likeness upon the earth; and it was so, even as they ordered.

    12 And the Gods organized the earth to bring forth grass from its own seed, and the herb to bring forth herb from its own seed, yielding seed after his kind; and the earth to bring forth the tree from its own seed, yielding fruit, whose seed could only bring forth the same in itself, after his kind; and the Gods saw that they were obeyed.

    13 And it came to pass that they numbered the days; from the evening until the morning they called night; and it came to pass, from the morning until the evening they called day; and it was the third time.

    14 And the Gods organized the lights in the expanse of the heaven, and caused them to divide the day from the night; and organized them to be for signs and for seasons, and for days and for years;

    15 And organized them to be for lights in the expanse of the heaven to give light upon the earth; and it was so.

    16 And the Gods organized the two great lights, the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night; with the lesser light they set the stars also;

    17 And the Gods set them in the expanse of the heavens, to give light upon the earth, and to rule over the day and over the night, and to cause to divide the light from the darkness.

    18 And the Gods watched those things which they had ordered until they obeyed.

    19 And it came to pass that it was from evening until morning that it was night; and it came to pass that it was from morning until evening that it was day; and it was the fourth time.

    20 And the Gods said: Let us prepare the waters to bring forth abundantly the moving creatures that have life; and the fowl, that they may fly above the earth in the open expanse of heaven.

    21 And the Gods prepared the waters that they might bring forth great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters were to bring forth abundantly after their kind; and every winged fowl after their kind. And the Gods saw that they would be obeyed, and that their plan was good.

    22 And the Gods said: We will bless them, and cause them to be fruitful and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas or great waters; and cause the fowl to multiply in the earth.

    23 And it came to pass that it was from evening until morning that they called night; and it came to pass that it was from morning until evening that they called day; and it was the fifth time.

    24 And the Gods prepared the earth to bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle and creeping things, and beasts of the earth after their kind; and it was so, as they had said.

    25 And the Gods organized the earth to bring forth the beasts after their kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after its kind; and the Gods saw they would obey.

    26 And the Gods took counsel among themselves and said: Let us go down and form man in our image, after our likeness; and we will give them dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.

    27 So the Gods went down to organize man in their own image, in the image of the Gods to form they him, male and female to form they them.

    28 And the Gods said: We will bless them. And the Gods said: We will cause them to be fruitful and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it, and to have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.

    29 And the Gods said: Behold, we will give them every herb bearing seed that shall come upon the face of all the earth, and every tree which shall have fruit upon it; yea, the fruit of the tree yielding seed to them we will give it; it shall be for their meat.

    30 And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, behold, we will give them life, and also we will give to them every green herb for meat, and all these things shall be thus organized.

    31 And the Gods said: We will do everything that we have said, and organize them; and behold, they shall be very obedient. And it came to pass that it was from evening until morning they called night; and it came to pass that it was from morning until evening that they called day; and they numbered the sixth time.

    Chapter 5

    1 AND thus we will finish the heavens and the earth, and all the hosts of them.

    2 And the Gods said among themselves: On the seventh time we will end our work, which we have counseled; and we will rest on the seventh time from all our work which we have counseled.

    3 And the Gods concluded upon the seventh time, because that on the seventh time they would rest from all their works which they (the Gods) counseled among themselves to form; and sanctified it. And thus were their decisions at the time that they counseled among themselves to form the heavens and the earth.

    4 And the Gods came down and formed these the generations of the heavens and of the earth, when they were formed in the day that the Gods formed the earth and the heavens,

    5 According to all that which they had said concerning every plant of the field before it was in the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew; for the Gods had not caused it to rain upon the earth when they counseled to do them, and had not formed a man to till the ground.

    6 But there went up a mist from the earth, and watered the whole face of the ground.

    7 And the Gods formed man from the dust of the ground, and took his spirit (that is, the man’s spirit), and put it into him; and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and man became a living soul.

    8 And the Gods planted a garden, eastward in Eden, and there they put the man, whose spirit they had put into the body which they had formed.

    9 And out of the ground made the Gods to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight and good for food; the tree of life, also, in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil.

    10 There was a river running out of Eden, to water the garden, and from thence it was parted and became into four heads.

    11 And the Gods took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden, to dress it and to keep it.

    12 And the Gods commanded the man, saying: Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat,

    13 But of the tree of knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it; for in the time that thou eatest thereof, thou shalt surely die. Now I, Abraham, saw that it was after the Lord’s time, which was after the time of Kolob; for as yet the Gods had not appointed unto Adam his reckoning.

    14 And the Gods said: Let us make an help meet for the man, for it is not good that the man should be alone, therefore we will form an help meet for him.

    15 And the Gods caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam; and he slept, and they took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh in the stead thereof;

    16 And of the rib which the Gods had taken from man, formed they a woman, and brought her unto the man.

    17 And Adam said: This was bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh; now she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of man;

    18 Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife, and they shall be one flesh.

    19 And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.

    20 And out of the ground the Gods formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air, and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them; and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that should be the name thereof.

    21 And Adam gave names to all cattle, to the fowl of the air, to every beast of the field; and for Adam, there was found an help meet for him.

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  6. teabagmebaby says:

    God is a Spirit

    Book of Mormon

    Alma 18:26-28

    26 And then Ammon said: Believest thou that there is a Great Spirit?

    27 And he said, Yea.

    28 And Ammon said: This is God. And Ammon said unto him again: Believest thou that this Great Spirit, who is God, created all things which are in heaven and in the earth?

    Alma 22:8-11

    8 And now when Aaron heard this, his heart began to rejoice, and he said: Behold, assuredly as thou livest, O king, there is a God.

    9 And the king said: Is God that Great Spirit that brought our fathers out of the land of Jerusalem?

    10 And Aaron said unto him: Yea, he is that Great Spirit, and he created all things both in heaven and in earth. Believest thou this?

    11 And he said: Yea, I believe that the Great Spirit created all things, and I desire that ye should tell me concerning all these things, and I will believe thy words.

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  7. justwondering25 says:

    Teabag, let me just finally say, because I will not carry on back and forth with you, if your other books you read other than the Bible allow you to comment as you do I suggest you quit reading them. We are to encourage one another daily … when you learn that you will find wisdom ….

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  8. teabagmebaby says:

    I quote holy scripture, the very word of the gods and yet you criticize me justwondering25, are you truly a believer?

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  9. justwondering25 says:

    Hey Whitney, I bow out of this … maybe you can help teabag …. see you later, well, actually not.

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  10. cwhitney says:

    I see that site administrators took the original comment out, that’s a good thing.

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    • M.Lewis says:

      I was shocked they had it online for as long as they did. This is no place to post racist name calling.

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    • cwhitney says:

      In a sense I agree with you M Lewis. On the other hand, I’m glad he hung that term out there like that. It’s a reminder that although most people don’t hear that kind of talk out in the open, it exists pretty hard core in select circles. Racism is still prevelent. There is a school in Georgia that is having its FIRST desegregated prom. This is 2013. Thank goodness for people like EFJohnson who have no social filter and highlight the ignorance of an all too prevelent segment of our society. I am glad it was removed, I felt bad for the relatives of the person being mentioned. They must have been embarrassed and upset.

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  11. teabagmebaby says:

    EFJohnson, Don’t worry, Ms. Hollister’s attorney won’t subpoena Tuscola Today records and retrieve your IP address for identification purposes. Will she?

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