Sherry Butcher- a woman who never met a barn that she didn't want to rehab- was suspiciously missing from Tuesday evening's City Council Meeting when two issues- which directly impact historic preservation efforts in Eden Prairie- were debated.
1. The Dunn Brothers Coffee House Lease at the Smith-Douglas-More house
2. The Pioneer Trail Hwy Project and the Goodrich-Ramus Barn study
Ms Butcher's homepage proclaims:
I am running for reelection to the city council so I can continue to work to preserve and protect our community’s parks and open space, environment, infrastructure, public safety and cultural history.
Spending tax money on Historic Preservation is a hallmark of Ms. Buther's- it's her political identity. There's even a picture of the Goodrich-Ramus barn on her website.
She hasn't missed a regular City Council meeting all year- why did she miss this one?
If protecting our cultural history is one of the main planks of your re-election efforts- why would you miss a meeting that was deeply debating the future of two historic properties in Eden Prairie? I await a reasonable explanation.