“Follow the money.”
That’s the advice Woodward and Bernstein adopted during the Watergate Scandal.
I figured that might still be good advice with regard the Lake in the Hills Sanitary District scuffle.
There are three trustees who govern the Sanitary District.
One, Dave McPhee, son of a former LITH Village President just got appointed to the Village Board.
So his seat is (was) vacant.
The term of a second, Shelby Key, husband of another former Village President, has expired.
Following what has been done previously, the McHenry County Board Chairman, now Democrat Jack Franks, appointed to replacements:
- Kyle Kane
- Eric Hansen
Kane, according to the McHenry County Clerk‘s Office, is a Democratic Party Precinct Committeeman in Grafton Township’s Precinct 19.
He also is featured on the Democratic Party web site in an article asking people to volunteer to become Precinct Committeemen.
The voting record of a second appointee, Eric Hansen, shows participation in last year’s Democratic Party Primary Election.
So, where’s the money?
State law sets this sanitary district’s compensation for Trustees at $6,000 a year.
That’s enough to pay the tax bills of both appointees.
It should be noted that the Republican-controlled County Board approved Franks’ appointments.