Wonder Lake’s Craig Pfannkuche, a retired South High School history teacher and often Greenwood Town Meeting Moderator, urged more people to attend township meetings.
“I am very pleased with the services provided by township government.”
Identifying himself as a Road Commissioner for Highland Shores Subdivision, Pfannkuche praised the way roads are maintained in his township.
He conceded that townships that are “completely municipalized” might not need township government.
Woodstock’s Joe Monack revealed that his first reaction–one he said was a “knee jerk” one–was, “This is a good thing.”
“Since then, I have been underwhelmed by the proponents,” he continued.
Citing the Question and Answer section he pointed to claimed potential savings from going from part-time to full-time employees after consolidation.
“I think maybe you got that backwards.
“I see the opposite in the private sector.”
Longtime Hartland Township Trustee Gene Boppart admitted to being “a lifer.”
He pointed out that people came out from Chicago and”want all these services.
“I feel we are probably the most efficient township in McHenry County.”
He explained that his township had one full-time employee, while the rest were part-timers.
“Our township is happy.”
Wonder Lake’s Mark Nichols, who said he father was Road Commissioner wondered if the Task Force was going to do anything with the comments people were making.
“I don’t even know why you’re having these meetings.
“Ar this point there’s no information showing how it will lower taxes.
“I’m really disappointed.”
Former Seneca Township Supervisor and County Board member Ersel Schuster pointed out, “This all started with Bobby in Algonquin Township.
The electorate there has elected and re-elected Miller as Road Commissioner, she explained.
“It’s the taxpayers of Algonquin Township that has made those decisions.”
Referring to the Task Force and County staff, she said,
“For you to justify what they [proponents of township consolidation] are bringing up is ridiculous.
“You’re spending county dollars right now for something that Mr. Anderson and his folks should have prepared.”
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Articles in the series:
- 8-13-15 No Cost-Benefit Analysis on Township Consolidation, Just Data Dump – Part 1
- 8-14-15 No Cost-Benefit Analysis on Township Consolidation, Just Data Dump – Part 2
- 8-15-15 No Cost-Benefit Analysis on Township Consolidation, Just Data Dump – Part 3
- 8-16-15 No Cost-Benefit Analysis on Township Consolidation, Just Data Dump – Part 4