It was my understanding that Grafton Township Supervisor Jim Kearns was going to resign after he was sworn on the McHenry County Board.
I informed the board at the December 19th Meeting that I was giving them my resignation in writing on Dec 31; effective Dec 31.
Trustees Ziller and Zirk and the entire board then asked if I would consider staying until the end of my term.
I told them no.
The entire board was concerned that they wanted the voters to select my replacement.
I then told them I would Stay no later than Feb 28th Primary which would give them a clear direction of which candidate the voters would want.
(there are only 2 Republican candidates for Supervisor unless a write in Candidate files for the April election).
Supervisor Candidates Holtorfe and Ruth were both in attendance of the Dec 19th meeting and both preferred the voters decide.
I then later agreed to stay after consulting with my family.
I fully intended to resign in December.
I have attached a copy of the Dec 19 minutes approved at last nights meeting which reflect my intentions.
I commend the Trustees for wanting a smooth transition of power letting the voters decide.
It has been an honor to serve the residents of Grafton Township as the Supervisor.
A March 1 meeting has been approved to select my replacement.