McHenry County Board Chairwoman Tina Hill is planning to plug a hole in her power structure by removing County Board Sandy Salgado from the Public Health and Human Services Committee.
In her place Hill is recommending Robert M. Martens, Sr.
Salgado did not vote for Hill for Chairman.
Martens did. Martens and Salgado are both from District 4, which covers McHenry, Richmond and Spring Grove.
Putting a loyalist on the Public Health Committee will allow Hill to neutralize its Chairman, Donna Kurtz, any time Hill wants to.
The margin is now 4-3, with Kurtz being able to rely upon support from Salgado, Hammerand, Walkup and herself. All are Republicans with Salgado being from McHenry, Hammerand from Wonder Lake with Walkup and Kurtz from Crystal Lake.
The three loyal to Hill are
- Mary McCann (R-Woodstock)
- Anna May Miller (R-Cary)
- Paula Yensen (D-Lake in the Hills)