In her report to the Algonquin Township Board at the end of Wednesday’s meeting, Clerk Karen Lukasik reported that she has two temperature controlled upstairs rooms in Building 6.
“They have been secured,” she said, telling of changing the locks.
Then she told the Board that “Keith noticed [a camera] was hidden up in the rafters.”
She continued that she didn’t know about its installation.
“It was purchased back in June.
“I would have thought I would have been told..
Trustee David Chapman explained that it was bought from Quill.
“I’m not going to say anymore about the criminal investigation about the eavesdropping and official misconduct.”
Trustee Rachael Lawrence asked, “Is it still there.?
“I have no further comment,’ Lukasik.
Lawrence said it was a “Supervisor’s purchase.”
Chapman contended, “It came out of the Road and Bridge [Fund], not the Supervisor’s Office.”
I happened to be sitting next to Road Commissioner Andrew Gasser and asked him in writing,
“Did you pay for the camera? Did you install the camera?”
He wrote, “No.”
[After the meeting, I told Chapman Gasser’s reply.
[In any email later Wednesday night, Chapman admitted he was wrong other than when he said the camera had been purchased as “office supply.”]
“I would like to know more about the criminal conduct,” Lawrence said.
Acting Supervisor Dan Shea wondered the importance of the subject.
“It is not a lawsuit.
“I intend to seed further investigation about it.
“I’m gong to search what I have to do.
“I’m not going into Executive Session [about it.”
Trustee Melissa Victor asked, “Are there any more hidden cameras that anyone else is aware of?”
There was no answer.