That’s what this press release from Grafton Township Supervisor Linda Moore says:
Township Trustees to File 3rd Appeal
Township Trustees Gerry McMahon, Rob LaPorta, Betty Zirk, and Barbara Murphy voted at last week’s regular board meeting to take a third trip to the Appellate Court.
In 2009 they appealed the Ziller v. Rossi case injunction against building a new town hall and lost.
In 2011 they appealed a court order to appoint the township attorney and won.
Now, they are appealing the permanent injunction put in place last week by Judge Caldwell in the Moore v. Grafton Township court case.
The case was filed by the supervisor after the trustees illegally
- changed the locks on her office,
- prevented her from fulfilling her statutory duties and without authority,
- hired Village of Huntley Trustee Pam Fender to do the work of the township supervisor.
Caldwell also enjoined Attorney Krafthefer of Ancel-Glink from acting as the Township Attorney.
At the April 12, 2012 board meeting the trustees again refused to pay the bills from
- the township auditors, the CPA who prepares IRS filings
- a financial consultant
- a printing company
- the Huntley Police
Supervisor Moore said, “Because the money is in the budget and the bills are proper, it is their duty to pay these vendors.
“They cannot afford to waste the taxpayers’ money on more lawsuits so that these bills get paid.”