A press release from Grafton Township Supervisor Linda Moore:
Trustees Bankrupting Grafton Township with Budget Plan
Over $500,000 was spent by Trustees Zirk, Murphy and LaPorta on the failed effort to build a new town hall before I was sworn into office.
Now these same folks are planning to budget an additional $200,000 to feed their addiction to legal fees.
This will cause the township to have a deficit budget.
Two hundred thousand dollars equals about 20% of our town revenue for the year.
Despite having already spent nearly $350,000 in legal fees they propose to add $200,000 to the current budget for future legal fees.
By the end of this year, the Trustees will have spent over half a million dollars of taxpayer money on legal fees.
Combined with the failed attempt to build a new Town Hall, the Trustees have squandered over a million dollars from the Township.
The Trustees continue to use Township dollars without regard to the benefit to its citizens, even after a court ruled against them. Because of this, the Trustees face a possible contempt finding.
To resolve this, they propose to spend more fees with the same lawyers.
These same lawyers charged fees that were 700% higher than those charged by the successful attorney hired by Linda Moore, Grafton Township Supervisor.
Now the situation is dire.
If the budget passes as proposed, the Township might be bankrupt and not be able to pay its bills by the end of the fiscal year.
Government should not plan to spend more money than we take in.
The Town Board will consider this budget proposal on June 14, 2012.
A copy of the draft budget is enclosed for your review.
Please contact the township office 1-847-669-3328 if you have any questions.