Having been told that the Business Manager for the McHenry County Sheriff’s Department was provided a taxpayer-owned car to commute to and from her home north of Rockford, I asked some questions.
In a reply to a Freedom of Information Request, the following was provided by the McHenry County Sheriff’s Department:
Business Manager [Angela] Wood-Zuzevich is the only employee at this time assigned/or approved to take a Department Vehicle outside of County Limits for this purpose. (see attached document describing use of vehicles).
Residential addresses are private information covered in the exemptions of the Freedom of Information Act. We will release the residential county of our Business Manager which is Winnebago County.
Attached were the portion of the McHenry County Sheriff’s Department General Orders concerning the use of county-owned vehicle, part of which I reproduce below:
There are other parts of the General Orders which may be relevant.
If there were any documents that were made that would be responsive to this, I would have included them, but there are not. I have checked into this.
There were no contracts or written agreements made when she was hired.
This was a verbal agreement.
No written documents containing the conditions of her employment.
I also asked for “documents that will show where the vehicle driven to and from home by the Department’s Business Manager was obtained.”
Last year, the Business Manager was compensated $109,537.07.
It is unknown if she received a 1099 for use of her county-owned car.