After the McHenry County Board refused to place township consolidation referendums on the Primary Election ballot, Bob Anderson was a bit more than disappointed.
First he filed an Open Meeting Act complaint against the County Board, claiming that neither Michele Aavang nor Mary McCann should have been allowed to vote.
Aavang was attending a Farm Bureau meeting in Washington, D.C., and McCann announced she had to leave the meeting because she had to catch a plane.
Anderson claimed neither type of absence allowed a member to vote by phone.
Now, Anderson has filed an Ethics Complaint against Board Chairman Joe Gottemoller and Anna May Miller.
He claims they both should have “recused themselves from voting,” because they “both had township pecuniary interests.”
Anderson was talked out of withdrawing the complaint and, instead, take his concern to the Management Services Commitee.
He agreed to do so, but vows,
“I’m not going to drop it.”
With his Ethics Complaint Anderson included the following part of the County Board Rules regarding “Member Conduct:”
Gottemoller is Grafton Township’s attorney.
Miller works in her husband Bob Miller’s Highway Department.