Breakthrough Web Design - 515-897-1144 - Web sites for businesses
News & Entertainment for Mason City, Clear Lake & the Entire North Iowa Region

Founded October 1, 2010

EDC Director Willett “tired” of “overwhelming consenus” on Tornquist

This news story was published on February 8, 2012.
Advertise on NIT Subscribe to NIT

MASON CITY – North Iowa Corridor / EDC Director Brent Willett told the city council Tuesday night that he is “tired” of the “overwhelming consensus” in the community regarding city council member Scott Tornquist’s performance as a North Iowa Landfill Board member.  Some have said Tornquist alienated the board earlier this month when he lectured its members on the importance of OK’ing a long-term contract with a company called ERS.

“I take umbrage with that,” Willett said.  “I’m tired of him being attacked for his approach.”

Tornquist only said one word at the deciding meeting, “yes.”  The contract was defeated by the board.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

 characters available

32 Responses to EDC Director Willett “tired” of “overwhelming consenus” on Tornquist

  1. Avatar

    Tom Willett Reply Report comment

    February 15, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    I just want the world to know, I AM IN NO WAY related to Brent Willett!!

    • Avatar

      Union Boy Reply Report comment

      March 3, 2012 at 4:04 pm

      Tommy, you get a crowhawk like your younger “cousin” and you WILL be related! haha!

  2. Avatar

    Jim Reply Report comment

    February 14, 2012 at 6:34 pm

    I can remmember when Tornquist tried his best to break union rights, and he lost that battle, you would think he would have got the message by now.

  3. Avatar

    Sherlock Reply Report comment

    February 10, 2012 at 3:15 am

    There is one organization that should have been on point with this project from the begining. When all the information is known, it is the LNI that CES should have been dealing with not the EDC or Mason City Council.

    In light of Tornquists behavior, performance, and the resulting feelings of the North Iowa Community, I would welcome his resignation from the board. I do not believe he has the good sense to do this, and would willingly sign a petition for his removal. How many signitures does it take to move a Council to action. How many signitures does it take for these out of towner, carpetbaggers to realize They still don’t get it? The huge divide between the stammering rhetoric of the BWTT* heads and the needs and desires of long time Mason City citizens is at it’s widest in years.

    *Otherwise known as Bookmeyer, Willett, Tornquist, Trout

  4. Avatar

    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 9, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    new drinking game. every time he says uhm aah. take a drink. by the end of the clip you will be drunk off your…..

  5. Avatar

    Dr. Pubes Reply Report comment

    February 9, 2012 at 1:11 am

    This guys got one hell of temper for someone who’s last job was in fairfield iowa-maharishi university. Mr. Willett is under a lot of pressure to perform, and so far all he’s delivered is hundreds of umm’s and ahhh’s, while pissing off most everyone.

  6. Avatar

    the jackal Reply Report comment

    February 9, 2012 at 12:52 am

    This is the second time willet has gone off on the citizens who are in his way, the first time was at the zba meeting (hoodwinked) you can tell when hes lying first his ears get really red then his face gets red blotches.

  7. Avatar

    b Reply Report comment

    February 8, 2012 at 6:31 pm

    If you don’t like the heat then get the hell outta the kitchen! oh ya don’t let the door hit ya in the ass! More whinning just like his little buddy Bookmeyer, if its not my way its the highway. I have two children than whine less then these people. ummmm, ahhhhh, ya ummmm i thinks thats all folks!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. Avatar

    Cold Hard Truth Reply Report comment

    February 8, 2012 at 5:09 pm

    Uh, uh, uh, poor, uh, uh, uh baby!

  9. Avatar

    mriowa Reply Report comment

    February 8, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    Some people are educated beyond their intelligence.

  10. Avatar

    El Norte Reply Report comment

    February 8, 2012 at 1:00 pm

    He really went down hill after he got done with his three rehearsed sentences didn’t he? Errr, uhhh, ummm.

  11. Avatar

    Echo Reply Report comment

    February 8, 2012 at 12:41 pm

    Tornquist did this project no good by going on the offensive and acting like he was smarter and better then everyone else, but the blame for this project failing should be placed on Willet, Bookmeyer and Trout they acted like they new more then anyone else and didn’t take the concerns of the public for health and safety seriously. They all need to be reminded that they work for all the citizens of Mason City not just a select few.

  12. Avatar

    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 8, 2012 at 11:08 am

    Lol this is funny. He’s trying to be professional and it totally failed.

  13. Avatar

    Emanresu Reply Report comment

    February 8, 2012 at 10:41 am

    Ah, ah, ah …spit it out Jr. YIKES….. ah, ah, ah…………..

  14. Avatar

    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 8, 2012 at 9:52 am

    People are starting to take notice and starting to speak out. The days of unregulated spending of city money are over. You have been put on notice!!!!! The eyes of people of mason city are watching. We will speak out if we think what u doing is wrong it is our right. Dont like it? Move. We do have the power to recall. Its about time we put our foot down and said enough is enough. Start acting like elected officials and representatives of this town as a whole. Not like bullys and little kids. Time for you to realize you work for us!!! Not the other way around. So get to work!!!!!

  15. Avatar

    Peter Children Reply Report comment

    February 8, 2012 at 9:09 am

    Mr. Willett should be barred from speaking in public. If was smart he’d make it voluntary.

  16. Avatar

    El Norte Reply Report comment

    February 8, 2012 at 8:54 am

    This city has been taken over by a bunch of under- qualified yes men and is being quickly driven off a cliff. A recall election might be in order if these inside deals and onerous “pressure to approve” tactics don’t cease at once. The citizens are watching, and thankfully NIT is proving the information they need at this time.

  17. Avatar

    VFW Reply Report comment

    February 8, 2012 at 7:45 am

    Both, Willet and Tornquist have more vocabulary than brains.

    • Avatar

      Peter Children Reply Report comment

      February 8, 2012 at 9:02 am

      You have just said more with fewer words than anyone I know

    • Avatar

      Joe Reply Report comment

      February 8, 2012 at 2:13 pm

      VFW… You are SO RIGHT Sir! Tornquist goes on and on trying to use the biggest words he can, trying to show his intelligence, thinking he is smarter, better than everyone BUT he would be much better off if he had an ounce of common sense and just spit it out and said what he feels.

    • Avatar

      MC Bystander Reply Report comment

      February 8, 2012 at 5:56 pm


  18. Avatar

    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 8, 2012 at 6:25 am

    Ok Willett we will blame the ram it down our throats approach on you. Or should we blame the never ending changing information being presented to the public. How about Trout removing Pam from the process and his little tantrum with NIT. The fact is the real blame goes to the over stuffed puppet master sitting in the background having his underlings do the dirty work.

  19. Avatar

    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 8, 2012 at 6:25 am

    I was t the meeting. What Matt didn’t tell you was that Willett got up to speak after Sandy Servantez and he was looking at Sandy during most of his comments. Willett is just a young kid who really needs to remember that just because you think something doesn’t mean you need to say it. He should have kept his mouth shut. Now it looks like he was just picking on Sandy.

  20. Avatar

    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 8, 2012 at 5:58 am

    You blew it turncoat. Man up.

  21. Avatar

    concernedcitizen Reply Report comment

    February 8, 2012 at 5:54 am

    Boo hoo! Tornquist can surely fight his own battles and he needs to learn it is not all about him. Every time he starts in on one of his boring assessments of what he thinks, I fall asleep. He goes on and on and doesn’t say a thing. He tries to use all these big words to show how intelligent he is and when it comes down to it, he is an idiot. People are not impressed by him trying to pressure them so he needs to take some more lessons from the mayor! Why don’t you try listening to the people, Scott, and do what they want????

  22. Avatar

    NIACC Reply Report comment

    February 8, 2012 at 12:01 am

    Waaaaah waaaah I’m tired and not gonna take it anymore. Waaah. 1st of all neither of you can talk decent between your monotone crap and his um’s and ah”s who cares to listen anyway. This was as pathetic as every other crime these yokels have committed. Tornquist we suggest and by that I mean Mason City including the landfill board take a loong hard last look at your self and shut the F up. You didn’t put tireless amonts of effort or time into this, that’s a bunch of hogwash. ALL of you spent 8 minutes if We recall right on listening to the sell. I’m sure NIT can get the tape out to refresh everyone’s memory. No baby Tornquist we are on to you and what your character truly is and we don’t want you. We don’t like you. We don’t care ever again what you might have to say. Bye bye.

  23. Avatar

    My, My, My Reply Report comment

    February 7, 2012 at 11:13 pm

    Just watched the video of Mr. Willett protecting Mr. Tornquists job performance representing Mason City at the North Iowa Land Fill board meetings.

    How much does this fellow Willett get paid? If he can’t speak any better then this we are in deep trouble. He couldn’t impress a snowball.

    He stuttered and stammered so much in this video, it is obvious that his ability to think on his feet is non-existent.

    Why would anyone take the time to defend a city councilman that can speak for himself? For Mr. Willett to go out of his way to defend Councilman Tornquist is just plain bizarre.

    What a head shaker!

  24. Avatar

    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 7, 2012 at 11:09 pm

    Cry me a river.!!!!! People have the right to say what they think. If it hurts his feeling “poor baby”. Cant defend himself has to have someone else speak for him. WHAT A BABY. He’s in public office and not everyone will like him. Live with it. Max did. Can’t take the heat stay out of the kitchen

  25. Avatar

    Joe Reply Report comment

    February 7, 2012 at 10:37 pm

    How did we end up with this guy? Couldn’t his job be eliminated and we would be just fine?

  26. Avatar

    whatever Reply Report comment

    February 7, 2012 at 10:13 pm

    Can’t wimpy Tornquist speak for himself or is he crying too hard? Have him talk to Weaver on how to shake it off. Look what that guy endured for YEARS! You didn’t see him ask for someone to speak about it or make him feel better. Tornquist is an asshole and that’s the bottom line. No one can stand him and now with this, what a wimp! Frankly we don’t care what you are tired of. The town is tired of ALL of YOU! Can’t wait for every last one of you to be gone. It WILL happen!

  27. Avatar

    Joke Reply Report comment

    February 7, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    Overwhelming consensus? Are you kiddin? It’s overwhelming because EVERYBODY agress he was a bully ass period. Was then Is now Will always be. Cripes talk to him not us dummie. Like it’s everyones fault but his. I have never heard anythiong more idiotic. They are RIGHT! Both of you are wrong! Man up and start thinking appropriately and not about me me me. TIRED of it.

  28. Avatar

    big time betty Reply Report comment

    February 7, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    What about how Turnquist running off at the mouth during his very first meeting you klust, where were you…looking in the mirror? He told that board just how it was going to be, well numb nuts he was wrong