There will be a Township Consolidation Task Force Open House on Tuesday, August 18, from 5 to 7 p.m. here at the County Administration building.
Four maps will be displayed.
Three show possible consolidations
The fourh will show the current seventeen townships.
It is my understanding that those attending the Open House will be given note cards on which people can comment on which map they like.
There is no doubt that the defenders of township government will show up.
The question is whether those who favor consolidation will take the time to come.
At last Tuesday’s meeting I asked those from the smaller townships to raise their hands if they favored consolidation.
Only one hand was raised.
It was Preston Rea’s
He is Alden Township Supervisor.
He yelled out that he was from Alden and he wanted to merge with Algonquin Township.
Alden is one of the poorest townships, while Algonquin is the richest.
Rea got a good laugh.
Immediately after, the McHenry County Board will hold a regular meeting.
This offers an opportunity for those with opinions to share them with the entire County Board, which will vote on whether to mandate referendums at its September 17th meeting.