There's an interesting agenda item listed for tomorrow night's Pleasant Prairie Village Board meeting.
Buried almost at the bottom is a resolution to move the village board meeting time from 6:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
You'll recall that one of the complaints challengers Alex Tiahnybok and Jeff Lauer raised in their successful campaigns was that the board's old 5:00 p.m. meeting time was unreasonable for most citizens to attend.
After Tiahnybok and Laurer upset incumbents Tom Terwall and Bill O'Toole, village board meetings were moved to 7:30 p.m. starting May 16, 2005. That didn't last long as board meetings went into the late evening.
On September 19, 2005 the village board adopted a motion by Trustee Mike Serpe, seconded by Trustee Steve Kumorkiewicz, to move the meeting time to 6:30 p.m. Serpe made the motion "in the spirit of cooperation."
That spirit should prevail today.
Tiahnybok and Lauer's obstreperous behavior got them booted from the board last year. They were wrong about a lot of things -- but not this one.
The meetings should remain at 6:30 p.m. (an earlier start time than the Kenosha city council or the Bristol and Somers town boards, all of which start at 7:00 p.m.) and trustees who would vote otherwise would justifiably be exposed to political fallout.