Below are two agendas for McHenry County Board meetings.
The first is from November 15th, when a majority of the Board voted to raise taxes about $3 million.
It was prepared by County Board Chairman Joe Gottemoller.
The second agenda is for the meeting at which Jack Franks will chair his first meetng. Since he has not been sworn in by 2:10 Friday afternoon, as far as anyone knows, this agenda was also presumeably prepared by Gottemoller.
There is a time noted for swearing in the new Board members, but none for swearing in the new Chairman.
Perhaps that means that Franks had a private swearing in ceremony.
Note that “Adopting the Agenda” found on the November Agenda is missing from Monday’s Agenda.
Is this a signal from Franks through Gottemoller that the County Board under Franks will not be able to amend its Agenda?
Further down something new to McHenry County, but which occurs when the Illinois House of Representatives is organized.
“CREATION OF TEMPORARY RULES COMMITTEE”
In Springfield, the Democrats always move to make the last session’s rules the Temporary Rules.
Nowhere on this agenda is there an item indicating actual adoption of the County Board Rules.
I guess the County Board could replace the “Creation” agenda with one saying, “Adoption,” if amending the agenda is a goal of the members.
As one can see from the Agenda, the meeting starts at 9 AM on Monday. It will be in the Administrative Center, which is located north of the County Jail.