An email from Algonquin Township Clerk Marc Munaretto, who is running against incumbent Supervisor Dianne Klemm for that office:
“Here is some information about the Township’s financial stewardship under Supervisor Klemm that might be interesting to your readers.
“Did you know that, despite the fact that the Township has enough cash in reserve to pay for almost a full year of Township expenses, Supervisor Klemm continues to increase the levy? [This was received before last night’s meeting.]
“Moreover, she has increased the levy in each of the last 4 years by $123,000.
“And, budgeted town fund expenses rose by $300,000 last year over the previous year.
“I know that the Supervisor’s plan now, in response to the NW Herald article last week, is to rebate the increase in the levy that was adopted last November.
“As an acclaimed ‘tax fighter’ I imagine this kind of financial stewardship must give you pause.
“I know that it is upsetting to our electorate when their elected officials don’t get it.
“Our taxpayers are fed up with rising property taxes and declining property values.
“I think Algonquin Township can be a better financial steward under my leadership if I am elected Supervisor.”