From the last Grafton Township Annual Meeting, it was obvious that Huntley Village Trustee Pam Fender was a political ally of the returning Township Trustees, Rob LaPorta, Betty Zirk and Barb Murphy.
She was standing and voting with them during the meeting.
The Trustees rewarded her support by hiring Fender without advertising for others who might have been interested in the job.
Moore has already sent Fender a letter telling her that her services are not required.
It was more than obvious that the decision had been made before the meeting began.
To do the duties that their nemesis, newly-elected Township Supervisor Linda Moore, took over from their former leader Township Supervisor John Rossi. The Trustees voted to shift those duties from Moore to Fender.
Thursday night her proposed contract is on the agenda.
The question has yet to be decided whether the Township Trustees had the power to hire Fender.
Moore filed a Separation of Powers suit to clarify what powers she has as Chief Executive Officer of the township (or “CEO,” as Judge Michael Caldwell described her position in the recent court skirmish which sent Moore back to the office from which the Trustees had evicted her).
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If you would like to see the agenda for next Tuesday’s Annual Town Meeting, click here.
The meeting will start at 7 PM and be held at the Huntley High School. Every registered voter in the township has as much power as any other, included elected officials, at this meeting.