Should be an interesting meeting at the McHenry Township Hall tonight.
Township Trustee Bob Anderson is going to make a motion to hold a referendum to abolish the McHenry Township Road District.
The referendum would be held along with the November elections, insuring the maximum number of voters will participate in the two -year cycle of elections.
Here is the motion he will make:
“I move that the McHenry Township Board, by resolution, submit to the McHenry County Clerk a proposition to the electors for the November 6, 2018 General Election to abolish the McHenry Township Road District in accordance with the general election law.
“The ballot shall be in the following form: ‘Shall the Road District of the Township of McHenry be abolished with all the rights, powers, duties, assets, property, liabilities, obligations, and responsibilities being assumed by McHenry Township ‘”
A law authorizing such referendums passed the Illinois General Assembly last year and was signed by Governor Bruce Rauner.
In most townships the Road Commissioner is the most popular elected official…at least among those who live in unincorporated areas.
James Condon is the Highway Commissioner in McHenry Township.
If the referendum is passed in November, it would not take effect until after the end of Condon’s term in 2021.