The McHenry County Board’s Human Resources Committee voted 4-2 to reject the approval of McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks’ two patronage employees at its meeting Wednesday morning.
Those voting against approving the hiring were
- Jim Heisler
- Donna Kurtz
- Michael Rein
- Mike Walkup
In opposition were
- Michele Aavang
- Kay Bates
Aavang said, “The Chairman has said he already has the authority, that he has consulted with the State’s Attorney.”
She also mentioned having received about two dozen post cards talking about the need for Board “efficiency.”
“This is something we need to put behind us.”
Bates stated the “Chairman came in and he felt he needed two additional people to do his job.”
She pointed out that the two new jobs were at reduced benefits and salaries.
“I’m a business person. I hire who I need.”
Yvonne Barnes made a vigorous rebuttal to the claim that money would be saved.