The Township Trustees’ law firm, Ancel Glink, has sent a bill for over $36,000 for the month of March.
That doesn’t count the time spent preparing all the resolutions that weren’t voted upon at the Annual Town Meeting and the giving of additional advice in April or the price of having two Ancel Glink partners—Keri-Lyn Krafthefer and Rob Bush—at the meeting.
The bill’s format makes it easy to write a story. It’s divided by purpose:
- Corporate (including, I would guess getting newly-hired Township Administrator Pam Fender squared away – $8,678
- Linda Moore v. Grafton Township (the separation of powers suit by the Township Supervisor against the Township Trustees resulting from the Trustees’ attempt to strip Moore of her non-statutory duties) – $18,501
- Daniel G. Ziller, Jr., et al v. Gerry McMahon, et al (the suit that stopped the Trustees and former Township Supervisor John Rossi’s plan to build a new township hall, costing $5 million when interest is included, without asking permission of the voters) – $926
- Annual Town Meeting the meeting was held April 13th) – $8,328
I read this and conclude that the real purpose of Grafton Township government must be to provide lawyers with money.
As the Bible in Luke 12:34 (King James version) says,
“For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.”
Perhaps not coincidentally, it follows a verse (New American Standard) that states in part,
“Sell your possessions and give to charity…”
Providing welfare actually is a function of township government.
Grafton Township budgeted $79,671 for General and Emergency Assistance in this year.
$51,963 was spent.
$18,056 went to assist down-on-their-luck township residents.
$33,900 went for the employee which dispenses it.