After receiving the email from incoming McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks in which he is trying to assume the power to designate and appoint committees, the Republican he beat in the November election, Mike Walkup, sent the following email to incoming County Board members:
You should have received an email from Chairman Elect Jack Franks relative to committee assignments.
Please be advised that currently, Mr. Franks has no authority as he has not yet been sworn in as Chairman.
Secondly, our procedures for committees and committee assignments have been set by Board Rules and can only be changed by Board action.
The Chairman has no authority in this area under the current Rules.
I am therefore advising all members to not respond to Mr. Franks’ request at this time and allow the normal committee assignment process to proceed at the time of the Organizational Meeting on December 5th.
Could you please contact the other present and new Board Members in your district to this effect?