Wonder Lake’s township fighter Bob Anderson has filed a complaint against the McHenry County Board for allowing two members to vote by telephone on the township consolidation referendum question.
Its content follows:
My name is Bob Anderson from Wonder Lake in McHenry County. We had a conversation on Nov. 30, 2015 in regards to a right for review about remotely voting by two members of the McHenry County Board on October 6, 2015.
The McHenry County Board Chairman is Joseph Gottemoller. Remote voting came from two board members voting on the subject of township consolidation. Both members voted no.
1) Board Member Mary McCann was in attendance when the meeting started. (from minutes) Ms.McCann said she had to leave and would like to call in to vote on this issue (township consolidation) Ms. Kurtz was against this and the Chairman did’t feel this was appropriate as she was leaving on vacation. Ms. McCann voted no.
2) Board Member Michele Aavang was not in attendance during the meeting. Ms Aavang voted remotely from Washington D.C. Ms. Aavang was in Washington D.C. on business with the Farm Bureau. Ms. Aavang voted no.
If you would like a copy of the Oct. 6th meeting minutes, approved on Nov. 17, 2015, please contact Linda Fitzgerald at the County Clerks’ office. (815-344-4242) The County Clerk, Mary McCellan can also be reached at this number. Ms. McCellan presided at this meeting.
Thank you for your attention in regards to this very important matter as there are very specific limitations on when a member can remotely “attend” a meeting.
If I can be of further assistance please contact me at (w) 815- 653- 7699 or at (h) 815-653-9865.