Township Supervisor Linda Moore has been withholding bills she thought should not be paid.
Yesterday, he decided that bills incurred before his decision about the legitimacy of the new township hall favored so strongly by the township trustees should be paid.
Supervisor Linda Moore had been withholding payment pending such a court decision.
Judge Caldwell now turns to the bill from Forensicon, with whom Trustees Betty Zirk and Robert LaPorta signed a contract:
THE COURT: To this day I have a serious question on the legitimacy of the Forensicon bill which only grows every time it’s presented in front of me.
It’s approved for $10,000, now it’s 19. I don’t know why.
I don’t even know how Forensicon was hired.
I don’t see — I have never seen in any of the things that have been presented to me any itemization, any proof, any verification as to how this contract was entered into, who did it, when it happened and how it happened.
My suspicion is, and this is very dangerous to the people who may have done it, is that a couple of trustees went off on their own and hired somebody else and then brought it into the board as a fait accompli and said, “Here’s our computer expert, pay it.”
If that’s what happened, this may not be a legitimate bill of Grafton Township, somebody may have contracted to pay for this out of their own pocket.
Elgin Key & Lock is not payable from township funds.
That was number one.
It was a bill that was incurred by a trustee on their own to do something which was plainly illegal and which I found to be illegal.
Forensicon is not approved for payment and it’s open to — if you want it paid, pay it out of township money, you’re going to have to prove it.
You’re going to have to bring me a special proceeding on that because I will not approve it.
The Elgin Lock & Key bill was $381.
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Link to the final Forensicon contract with Grafton township.