In Kevin Craver’s article in the Northwest Herald Saturday, he reports that McHenry County Board Chairman is backing off on his announced plan to put proposals for three non-binding advisory referendums on the agenda for Tuesday night’s meeting.
Gone will be the one asking whether County voters want to keep the Recorder of Deeds as an elective office.
As is obvious by the election of Joe Tirio on a platform to save future salaries, benefits and pensions of that elected official, the voters have given a pretty good indication that they agree.
All that remains is putting a binding referendum on the ballot as was done in Cook County last November.
Gone also is the referendum asking if voters want to cut the size of the County Board in half and have future districts be composed of only one member.
Remaining will be the one mimicking the ones put on the ballot in Lakewood by Paul Serwatka and in Cary and Fox River Grove by Andrew Gasser.
And, just coincidentally, of State Rep. Allen Skillicorn’s referendum proposal that was kicked of the ballot in McHenry County upon the petition challenge of Chief Deputy Clerk Linda Fitzgerald, represented by attorney and County Board member Joe Gottemoller.
The municipal referendums passed overwhelmingly.
So will any similar countywide referendum.
As I suggested to the County Board when they put on their November advisory referendums,
“Why not ask the voters something you don’t already know the answer to?”