To lots of Grafton Township voters, what’s in this article won’t be a surprise.
But others outside of the township might be interested in the latest move in the continuing contest between the forces backing Township Supervisor Linda Moore and those on the Township Trustees’ side.
The post card shown here arrived in area post boxes recently.
It encourages people to attend the annual township meeting next Tuesday night at 7 PM, this year being held at the Huntley High School west of Downtown Huntley.
There’s even a map to help people find the high school.
The headline below appears on the address side of the mailing:
On the other side is the text below:
Does Grafton Township need a $3.5 million, or even a $2 million dollar building?
Grafton Township’s trustees do not want to wait to let YOU vote on a Referendum in November’s Election
Why? Because the Grafton trustees want a $ BIG $ building and they want it NOW whether it’s truly needed or not. The trustees want to make Grafton Township government BIGGER. Instead of finding ways to expand our current facility at a lot less cost or using other taxpayer supported facilities to provide services, the trustees just have to have their OWN. The trustees WANT what they WANT and they want it NOW – paid for with YOUR money.
They say…“It’s only a little bit.” But, this time, enough is enough. No more nickel and diming taxpayers.
On April 13th, 7 p.m., the trustees want you to attend a meeting to give them permission to borrow money to purchase an unnecessary and poorly thought out, $1.1 million dollar building and another half a million for upgrades. Only registered voters who attend the meeting will be able to vote on the issues.
A referendum is scheduled for the November 2010 ballot which will allow every voter to decide if Grafton Township should borrow in excess of $3 million dollars and issue bonds for a new, large building.
FACT: The trustees have repeatedly refused to appoint a citizens’ planning committee to analyze the township’s facility needs and options.
FACT: Grafton Township is currently $700,000 in debt, costing taxpayers over $40,000 in interest to date. No money has been saved for a new building and all of the funds must be borrowed. You and your children could be paying for this for years!
WASTE: – $100,000 already wasted on legal fees – $50,000 spent on unnecessary staff – $500,000 already wasted without your permission in an illegal attempt to build a “Taj Mahal” and nothing to show for it.
Call: 708-446-0114 with any questions; to make your reservation for a ride to the meeting; or, to let us know that you are committed to coming!= = = = =
Just in case you don’t know whether you live in Grafton Township, which starts at Gate 11 in Lakewood and includes the western part of Crystal Lake’s North Shore, as well as the West End and the western part of Four Colonies, take a look at the map below: