Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Andrew Gasser has dug out the overtime that former Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Bob Miller’s wife Anna May was paid in overtime from 2012-17.
The article on Gasser’s web site is entitled \
This is the summary:
“Payroll reports show that Anna May Miller, wife and employee of former Algonquin Township Highway Commissioner Robert J. Miller, was paid $94,638.76 for 1,374.64 hours of overtime and other pay between 2012-2017.”
Gasser produced the chart below showing who \got how much overtime during the five-year period.
Further analysis of the data finds:
“Every week that Anna May Miller was employed at the Algonquin Township Highway Department se was paid 5.27 hours of overtime on average.”
“I am not questioning any of the overtime accrued by the guys,”Gasser writes, “but I do question how an administrative assistant can accrue more hours than a guy who plows snow 17 hours straight on the Saturday after Thanksgiving or responds to an accident at 2:30 in the morning.”
Gasser also analyzed what he calls “other pay,” which he defines as “sick pay, vacation pay, clothing allowance, and miscellaneous pay.”
Again Anna May Miller is on top.
“The friends and family plan at the Algonquin Township Highway Department is over,” Gasser declared.
“Nepotism paid handsomely for the political elite,” he continues, “but when you elected me we ended it… together.
“Not only did we end it but we are showing Illinois just how screwed up the Illinois Township Code is.
“How can we allow highway commissioners to get away with things like this?”
Adding a little humor, the Road Commissioner says,
“The standing joke about highway commissioners is the following:
‘What is the difference between God and a Highway Commissioner?
‘One of them gets a truck.’
Gasser concludes with criticism of the Northwest Herald:
“The Northwest Herald continues to refuse to report the real news.
“The Algonquin Township Highway Department cut taxes by five (5) percent and has only spent 48.2 percent of its budget through eight (8) months.
“This only re-affirms to the majority of America, and our community, that our media is corrupt.
“There has been a very calculated decision to demonize the transparency effort at the Algonquin Township Highway Department.
“Why doesn’t the Northwest Herald put just as much energy into investigating the past 24 years of unethical behavior as they have in criticizing the township in the last six months?
“The only reason the Northwest Herald has even begun to report this story is because of websites like McHenry County Blog and the Edgar County Watchdogs. This is called ‘forced media’.
“The paper would rather run softball editorials instead of addressing real problems that need correcting.
“It is ok.
“We press on and continue to expose it all because ‘the media’ will not.