The new Grafton Township Board that took office in May intended to get out of the lawsuit business.
It pretty much succeeded until December.
That’s when the law firm of Ottosen Britz of Napervilie sued Grafton Township.
The firm seeks to be paid for advice given former Supervisor Linda Moore.
County Board member Joseph Gottemoller represents the Township.
On January 16th, Gottemoller filed a motion to dismiss the case based on several things, one of which is a claim that John Nelson was the township attorney.
As those who following the Grafton Township controversies may recall, the Trustees were successful in an appeal to prevent John Nelson serving as the township attorney.
That, despite Judge Michael Caldwell’s order for the trustees to approve his appointment.
Without a township attorney, Moore hired Ottosen Britz to represent her as Supervisor in the suit filed by Road Commissioner Jack Freund.
After Moore lost her bid for re-election, the suit was withdrawn by the Road Commissioner.
Grafton Township is being sued for not paying their legal bill. The current board members are Trustee Bob Wagner, Joe Holtorf, Betty Zirk (the only member of the old Board who ran for re-election), Dan Ziller and Supervisor Jim Kearns.
The hearing for this motion will be heard on March 24, 2014.