BGA President Andy Shaw writes in the Chicago Sun-Times Monday of suggestions made by former Cook County Commissioner (now Congressman) Mike Quigley on saving Cook County government money.
One that sounds a lot like something McHenry County Board member Mike Walkup has suggested:
“…off-loading maintenance of county highways to local governments.”
Requested at the Township Consolidation Task Force meeting was a map that would show which are
- county roads
- ownship roads
- municipal streets
Some folks get a better idea of how to solve problems by looking at something like such a map.
If one looked in the southeastern part of McHenry County, where the County Transportation Department and County Board’s Transportation Committee think a multi-million salt barn is needed, one might conclude that allowing townships and municipalities plowing snow near the county roads could do the job.