Linda Moore Lists Accomplishments

Before I show you the press release from Grafton Township Supervisor Linda Moore, let me reiterate to candidates and public officials that one of the goals of McHenry County Blog is to allow those folks to speak for themselves.

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On to the list of accomplishments that Linda Moore lists for her almost completed term:

“THIS IS NOT A PART TIME JOB”

By Linda Moore, Grafton Twp. Supervisor

Outline of Duties Fulfilled and Accomplishments in McHenry County’s 2nd Most Populated Township

FINANCIAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Linda Moore

Linda Moore

1. Stopped a $5.5 million dollar (including interest) township hall with the help of a citizen initiative

2. Successfully defeated the Nov. 2009 referendum that was placed on the ballot asking the voters if they wanted to spend over $3.0 million dollars on a new town hall. 85% of the voters said no.

3. Paid $400,000 to road district with board approval saving rent and interest expense

4. Paid back prior boards’ $3.5 million dollar construction loan, saving over $400 per day interest.

5. Three audits filed with the state comptroller’s office, one remains unpaid per trustees actions

6. Used mediation to reduce litigation expenses

7. Cut previous Supervisor’s staff by 8 employees

8. Established free bi-monthly lunch for seniors using private sponsors

9. Improved accuracy of payroll tax payments and payroll direct deposits by implementing new software program

10. Improved efficiency of senior and disabled bus program by scheduling routine trips

11. Installed time clock in supervisor’s office to accurately track time worked by staff

12. Protected township financials from fraud by discontinuing the use of a server

13. Eliminated Township Administrator Position

14. Engaged a cost effective attorney to defend the township in litigation

15. Ended the use of township funds to pay for services before they are received

16. Ended township providing internet service to the township clerk’s home

17. Terminated expensive law firm as township attorney

18. Saved late fees on Assessor’s phone bill with board approval to set up automatic deduct

19. Ended the use of township funds for spouses to attend township events

20. Improved budget process, highlighting past expenditures compared to the budgeted amount, with a spread sheet to determine if the budget is balanced.

21. Worked with Village of Huntley to continue receiving $10,000 grant to expand bus program

22. Cut cost of using employees to work election night

23. Implemented budget transfer resolutions ensuring accurate changes

24. Procured a satellite township office, rent free for 9 months per suggestion of township trustee 99% attendance record for township board meetings.

25. Separated restricted Public Assistance Funds from other funds

26. Moved excess and reserve funds into money markets to earn interest

27. Cut road district unemployment rate by establishing separate FEIN from regular township payroll which tends to be much higher

28. Cut cost of purchasing handicap placards by implementing a fax submission program in its place

STOPPED or IDENTIFIED ILLEGAL ACTIONS

29. Identified illegal sale of township property on Vine Street

30. Identified Illegal purchase of township property on Haligus Road

31. Successfully defended the office of township supervisor in court

Pam Fender was named Township Administrator by the Township Board.

Pam Fender was named Township Administrator by the Township Board.

On page 33, Transcript of 37 page ruling by Judge Caldwell December 10, 2010, Caldwell states that the job description created by Attorney Krafthefer for the township administrator, “completely, totally, and absolutely abrogates, usurps, confiscates and nullifies the position of township supervisor and transfers those duties and privileges to an appointed employee. In effect, it does two things;

1) marginalizes the position of supervisor and creates a position superior to that of the supervisor, and

2) effectively nullifies the election of Moore as supervisor. As such, this is an illegal exercise of legislative power and it is null and void ab initio.”

32. Developed precedence for meeting agendas to contain sufficient detail so the public knows the action to be considered as required by law.

33. Restored township computers and office after they were disassembled and/or destroyed.

“The trustees changed the passwords on the township’s computers, effectively locking Moore out of the township’s records.”

“Shortly after the start of Fender as Township Administrator, all computer passwords were overridden by a computer professional and replaced. The computers were moved and the server was removed from the township offices. Moore later discovered that all of the data on the township computers had been removed, including general assistance records (which are confidential).” (Page 2, 9)

Mark Peloquin, Leading IT Solutions Testimony, Page 14: “In March 2010 Peloquin was called back to the town hall to move the computers to new locations. He also had to back out and recover all of the computer passwords. After doing this Peloquin acquired access to the computers.”

“On March 3, 2010, Fender and Zirk were at the town hall to effectuate the move. The information technology consultant was also briefly present.” (Page 15) “The information technology consultant returned on March 4, 2010, and worked on the computers for several hours.” (Pg. 16)

STAYED CURRENT WITH ON THE JOB TRAINING

34. Trained as a Certified Illinois Assessment Officer

35. Attended Township training regularly

36. Elected officer for McHenry County Supervisors’ Association

OFFERED RESIDENTS EDUCATION AND INFORMATION

37. Organized Property Assessment Educational Classes

38. Provide on-site driver’s license training and renewal for seniors

39. Offer free hearing, vision, blood pressure and blood sugar testing for seniors

40. Started website with financial, general assistance, videotaped board meetings

41. Established Senior Enrichment Program with two speakers per month

42. Respond to over 114 FOIA requests

43. Improved senior safe driving program by hosting AARP classes regularly

44. Initiated Service Referral Program guiding seniors to agencies

45. Initiated People in Need Referral Program for residents with financial problems.

46. Initiated Volunteer Referral Service for helping others in the area including delivering meals to area shut-ins, companion visits, help with yard work etc

CONTINUED ESTABLISHED SERVICES

47. Sponsor a community Food Pantry in the township office

48. Operate Salvation Army Area Office and collect toys, hats and gloves

49. Work with the Lions Club to collect used eyeglasses and hearing aids.

50. Help school children with free backpacks, filled with school supplies as a member of the Salvation Army’s Back-to-School Program

51. Offer Water Testing in cooperation with the McHenry County Health Department

52. Hearing Aid Batteries offered at cost to general public

53. Registered Seniors/Disabled for Free or Reduced CTA, Metra, and Pace Programs

54. Offer free Notary Public

55. Voters Registration, including address and name changes

INITIATED NEW SERVICES

56. Recycled Paper, Cell Phones, Toys, Hats, Gloves

57. Collect Ronald McDonald Pop Tabs for children who are ill

58. Senior Bingo Bi-Monthly on Tuesdays for free bingo (it was only once a month, not in summer)

59. Offer Disabled Parking applications

60. Annual Coat Drive, coats are now available at the Township

61. Initiated electronic recycling bi-annual events and document shredding

BROUGHT IN OTHERS TO EXPAND SERVICES

62. Worked with Huntley Lion’s Club to provide Christmas dinners to indigent

63. Worked with Sun City Woodchucks to provide toys to indigent

64. Engaged McHenry County Board members and candidates to sign-in Electors attending the Annual Township Meeting

65. Participated in Huntley’s Memorial Day Parade to increase awareness of transportation program

66. Obtained sponsorships from home health agencies, assisted living facilities, local politicians, and others for senior programs and public education classes.

STATUTORY DUTIES FULFILLED

  1. Provide Public and Emergency Assistance
  2. Chief Executive Officer of the township
  3. Pay all payroll taxes
  4. Sign all township checks
  5. Sole bonded township official
  6. Chair all board meetings
  7. Pay bills when approved if proper township expense.
  8. Administer the day to day functions of the township.
  9. Appoint township attorney.
  10. Prepare required resolutions, levies, and Treasurer’s report.
  11. Maintain township financial records.
  12. Coordinate the use of township consultants and vendors, such as accountants, auditors, IT personnel.
  13. Prepared board meeting agendas, and packets making them available to trustees, attendees and on the website.
  14. Organize the annual township meetings.
  15. Advise the board and general public on the status of affairs at meetings.
  16. Act as Human Resource Director.
  17. Supervisor and coordinate the work of employees
  18. Develop and administer a sound payroll and personnel system, protect private financial information of employees.
  19. Oversee and administer all township insurance programs, including workman’s compensation, health, medical, dental, life, and liability insurance. Work with township insurance to reduce potential liabilities.
  20. Administer and monitor the budget once adopted, coding of expenses to budgeted line items, make the financial records available to board members while protecting them from fraud or identity theft.
  21. Serve as the agent for township purchasing.
  22. Establish and maintain township websites, establish a township email address and email accounts for staff and elected officials. Work on the computer, internet, or printer to accomplish township business or programs. Sort and deliver incoming faxes, mail and email to township officials.
  23. Make office assignments for staff and officials. Evaluate and make recommendations about the use and improvement of the township offices and space, and regarding the use, purchase and sale of township property.
  24. Greet people who come to or call the township office, providing them with appropriate information, assistance or directing them to the appropriate department or official.
  25. Establish appropriate office hours for the township building to be open.
  26. Compile grant information; submit grants for township systems, projects, programs and events.
  27. Investigate, evaluate, recommend, promote and coordinate township services and programs including transportation.
  28. 28. Attend various informational and training meetings and conventions and represent the township at such meetings.
  29. Act on behalf of the township in township municipal, state or federal policy issues affecting the township.
  30. Maintain public relations between the township and its citizens between the town and other units of local government, township organization and governmental agencies and between the various officials and departments.

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Moore is being challenged for Supervisor by Pam Fender and Marty Waitzman.


Comments

Linda Moore Lists Accomplishments — 24 Comments

  1. And now, campaign 2013 is in full swing!

    February 26th can’t get here fast enough.

  2. If we separate out the routine, “busy work”, is it really a full time job?

    certainly not; or in other townships either.

    Feb. 26 is an opportunity to start phasing out wasteful, outdated township government.

    Be wary of any candidates planning a power move, Marc Munaretto, Algonquin Township Supervisor candidate.

    You have only to study his political history to see what he’s all about.

  3. Wow how the real facts are twisted.

    She accomplished taking the records off the server and to her home. She was ordered by the judge to put them back.

    She never admitted that she had the records and let the board at an open meeting hire Forensicon and cost the taxpayers over $25,000.00.

    Hearing aid batteries had always been offered.

    The amount of people that were helped with general assistance dropped when she took office.

    She continually does not pay bills that were approved.

    She will not allow the road comm. to get into his financial records.

    Her grant information? She lost any grant because she did not properly apply and have an audit submitted. Has not applied for any other grant since.

    Took over the annual meeting is more like it.

    The annual meeting according to the statute is the clerk’s meeting.

    Brought a sound system over $900.00 which was totally uncalled for.

    Is now way over budget in that line item.

    At meetings has been called out on several line item errors.

    So if you think that this is accomplishments then you deserve what you get.

    Cannot wait for the primary.

  4. WHY MOORE SHOULD NOT BE RE-ELECTED AND
    WHY A FORENSIC AUDIT SHOULD BEGIN ASAP!

    1. Moore has significantly overstated legal costs. Total cost is near $500K; not $1M.

    2. Financial statements that do not balance month-to-month.

    3. Monthly Accounting Journal Entries that are completed with error.

    4. Inability to use a calculator for basic computations. Multiple Errors Occurred on recent Recent Tax Levy submitted to Trustees.

    5. Refusal to produce actual cancelled checks since elected. Instructing the bank officer to ignore requests from Trustees for banking details.

    6. Instructing Partners of Audit Firms NOT to answer questions From Trustees whose responsibilities include financials; whose official title prior to Trustees were town Auditors.

    7. Refusal/Inability to produce details behind financial questions by Trustees during monthly meetings.

    8. Using GA funds for Township Activities. Illegal misappropriations of funds.

    9. Refusing to pay for services of the Assessor and Road District after the board approves 100%, after confirming adequate funds were within related budgets and adequate business justifications were completed. Thereby forced both Assessor and Road District to incur legal fees to take Moore to Court.

    10. Continuing monthly excessive spending causing monthly overbudget results; ignoring Board’s 100% requests to stop such spending.

    11. Producing Board Packets that were for many months late in delivery to the Trustees; board packets that did not contain all requested information by the Trustees; providing financial statements within board packets that were inaccurate and non-complete.

    12. Moore copies-pastes lists from Illinois Township Manuels and states, without supporting proof, that she has completed 100% of them! And how many believe this? Only fools who do not complete their homework and believe the world is flat.

  5. I wonder if any of the township employees would vote for Linda’s re-election bid?

  6. and it’s not a part time job – it only looks that way because she’s in court so much!

  7. Nice manufactured list.

    I’m surprised “brewed my coffee” didn’t make this list, though a more accurate listing would have started and ended with “NONE”.

    Must be a nice cushy job.

  8. 33. Restored township computers and office after they were disassembled and/or destroyed.

    “The trustees changed the passwords on the township’s computers, effectively locking Moore out of the township’s records.”

    “Shortly after the start of Fender as Township Administrator, all computer passwords were overridden by a computer professional and replaced. The computers were moved and the server was removed from the township offices. Moore later discovered that all of the data on the township computers had been removed, including general assistance records (which are confidential).” (Page 2, 9)

    Mark Peloquin, Leading IT Solutions Testimony, Page 14: “In March 2010 Peloquin was called back to the town hall to move the computers to new locations. He also had to back out and recover all of the computer passwords. After doing this Peloquin acquired access to the computers.”

    “On March 3, 2010, Fender and Zirk were at the town hall to effectuate the move. The information technology consultant was also briefly present.” (Page 15) “The information technology consultant returned on March 4, 2010, and worked on the computers for several hours.” (Pg. 16)

    The trustees changed passwords? From the meetings they have never had passwords to the computers. It was brought up that an erasure program was installed on the computers 2 days before Fender took her job. Moore took the records to her home. So who dissasembled/and or destroyed the records? Moore took the records. Again her twisted half-truths. DEFLECT, DEFLECT, DEFLECT!

  9. Who should we believe?

    Judge Caldwell or batman(Trustee Murphy)?

  10. It is true that Moore had her GA assistant delete ALL Township records from the Township computers. In turn, placing them on a portable drive to take to her home computer. . Hmm.

    On record, on tape, in the minutes, Moore repeatably lied to the Trustees stating she did not know what happened to the computer data; that he did not know how it was deleted from the computer. In turn, in order to understand how the data was deleted and to prevent such from occurring again, the Trustees under advisement from their attorney, hired Forensicon. Moore, to this date has refused to pay all fees to Forensicon which has prevented them from releasing the report of findings. She does not want this report released prior to election.

    It was not until after Forensicon was hired that Moore admitted under oath that she deleted the files. IF Moore had told the truth to the board, she would have prevented a $19,000+ Forensicon cost from incurring.

    So taxpayers – you want such an unethical person to be re-elected?

  11. Its easy to give your personal version, but without specifically citing your resource who will believe you WNM?

  12. Taxpayer – Mrs. Moore testified under oath, that she had removed all of the township data, financial and other, from the township computers.

  13. If that is so, then cite the source and quote the information, otherwise you are blowing wind up your skirt.

  14. Hey Linda’s Windy Skirt -

    Just foia the township minutes, or ask moore’s husband to send you the video, or foia the court records …. it’s all there! Or come to Thursday’s Grafton Township Meeting and ask any of the Trustee’s or Clerk or Assessor or Road District Manager.

    You can also call Forensicon, in Chicago; ask to speak with the President. And you can call Ancel Glink law firm, ask to speak to one of the 2 partners assigned to Grafton, and ask them.

    Moore has too many witnesses against her. bye, bye!

    Or, you can go to the Township offices, request to speak with her GA assistant, who also does all of her computer work, and ask him who instructed him to delete the records. By the way, recently, this GA assistant told township employees that he could not tell them what Moore had him recently do on the computer; that he thought it was improper to do, although he still completed her instruction. He may soon appear in court within one of the open litigations as a witness.

  15. Taxpayer (Moore) like WNM says you have the deposition and testimony transcripts try reading them.

    You are the one blowing wind up your skirt and everyone else’s.

  16. I feel it is the same people commenting here over and over, and some people support Linda, and some people don’t.

    This is a long list of duties and responsibilities with some extras thrown in – many which are daily tasks and most are normal job requirements. There are a couple of repeats, and lots of talk of a building to never come. Please enough about the building. No one is building a new building anymore.

    Marty – Pam: How do you feel about the list above, and is there anything that you feel you would have done differently?

    Linda – is there anything that you feel you should have done differently?

    Linda – everyone talks about the audits, forensicon, and your disregard for board decisions. If you want my vote – GET TRANSPARENT and prove that you have done nothing wrong. Open the books, open your office, and do it before the election. Otherwise, it appears you are hiding behind legal interpretations.

    This is your chance to step up and show us why each of you should be the supervisor. We need a leader, we need to end the lawsuits, and we need it now!

    It is obvious that all three of you read these posts.
    I would like each of you to respond. Give us some reasons that you feel you deserve the job more than the others. Prove to me, that you deserve my vote.

  17. Interesting that Moore’s premise states Grafton Township Supervisor is FULL Time Job:

    Request Moore to provide ALL of the hours/days/weeks she has spent traveling to/from court, in-court, meeting with attorneys prepping for court & debriefs, speaking with attorney’s on phone prepping for court & debriefs. Below is Moore’s current open Court Activity within McHenry County Alone:

    Case#12OP000875
    Order of Protection
    Plaintiff-Pro Se
    File Date 12/14/12

    Case#11MR000395
    Misc Remedy
    Counter-Plantiff
    File Date 12/7/11

    Case#11MR000395
    Misc Remedy
    Defendant
    File Date 12/7/11

    Case#11MR000371
    Misc Remedy
    Defendant
    File Date 11/22/11

    So Linda – how much time have you actually completed work at Grafton Township during your time in office, while being paid over $60,000 by the taxpayers! There are many who state you spend little time at Township offices; that you are hard to reach; that you do not return phone calls; that you are not in the office when they come in.

    So Taxpayers – The above court cases, and others not listed will require Moore’s time with her attorneys and at the court house in the upcoming new term that Moore is running for. Do you want your tax money to be spent paying her salary to play in the courts or do you want a new person to be elected whose focus will be on Grafton Township? Do your homework. Vote responsibly.

  18. Really? I would be embarrassed that I had that many FIOA’s to answer.

    Nothing to be proud of!

  19. partial From FEN 2:

    Moore’s attorney pulled another delay tactic today, jan9th; requesting that Forensic Audit request by Trustees be denied. The decision was scheduled for today but pushed off to 2/14/13! And the Judge allowed Nelson to play the delay game once again!

    Odds are that come 2/14, Moore’s attorney, Nelson will push out again so that decision is not made until after election. And the Judge will so allow….

    Thereby the Forensic Audit that Every Grafton Board Member approved except for Moore will be delayed until after the election. Hmm.

    Did ya know that the SAME Forensic Audit firm just completed an Audit for Nunda; whose Supervisor just resigned for family issues. And Moore is friends with that Supervisor. Hopefully, it was only for family reasons that he resigned.

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