Village board should weigh in on pesticide spraying

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Here we go again ("Mosquito spraying a maybe for OP," Aug. 17). How about our president and trustees keeping "close watch in Oak Park" instead of the district manager for the Mosquito Abatement District (MAD)? How about if our trusees weigh in and vote aye or nay on spraying pesticides?

Hopefully, we will not have a repeat of August 2002 when village staff and MAD took over. Our trustees were kept in the dark about pesticide spraying and were denied a vote.

Trustee Gockel agreed with Trustee Kostopulos, who wanted the village board to be "more involved in the decision making process." Kostopulos said he was against spraying.

Barbara Alexander Mullarkey
Oak Park

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