There were two cases involving Grafton Township Supervisor Linda Moore in Woodstock this morning.
Not much happened in either except setting new court appearance dates.
In one, Moore was seeking sanctions (a contempt of court ruling) against the four Trustees who lost their attempt to usurp the power of the Chief Executive Officer in a lengthy trial before Judge Michael Caldwell. (See articles about the decision: Part 1 & Part 2.)
John Nelson continues to represent Moore, while Ancel Glink’s Thomas DiCianni continues to represent Trustees Betty Zirk, Rob LaPorta, Barbara Murphy and Gerry McMahon.
Actions after that decision by the four from the Township’s legislative branch to limit Moore’s executive power led to attempt to gain punishment from the Court.
In Judge Thomas Meyer’s courtroom, Assessor Bill Ottley was suing Moore to get her to pay bills to remodel his office. As I understand Moore’s position, she is arguing that Ottley is trying to string out various aspects of the project to avoid going out for bid.
The case was originally before Judge Caldwell, but Ottley attorney Mike Poper successfully moved for a change of venue, that is, another judge to hear the case.
Nelson represents Moore in the Assessor’s case.