Minooka trustee Dave Deahl stepped down from his duties as a member of the Minooka Village Board of Trustees.
His resignation became effective at the end of Tuesday’s regular meeting of the village board.
Deahl spoke of how the climate in Illinois makes it unrealistic to stay.
He has been serving the village board the last two-and-a-half years.
Deahl made mention of his favorite parts about serving the community.
Village President Patrick Brennan presented Deahl with a certificate to recognize him for his service to the village.
Deahl’s resignation leaves a village board seat vacant, which is set to expire in 2021.
Also at the meeting, the village board authorized payment of National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit fees in the amount of $18,500.
The state of Illinois requires Minooka to comply with the funding request to meet regulations for the operation of a wastewater treatment plant, storm sewer system and sludge generators.
Village board action did not occur without protest.
Trustees Barry Thompson and Dennis Martin had this exchange, expressing their frustration with having to authorize payment.
Several trustees noted that authorizing payment under protest means little to the state of Illinois, so long as it gets the funding.
Trustee Dick Parrish was the lone dissenting vote, and Trustee Chad Hrechko was absent.