The Northwest Herald continues in its campaign to point out the underside of township government.
It has concentrated on McHenry County’s largest townships, minus Grafton.
Although it waited a long time to look at the spending of former Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Bob Miller, eventually a good part of the questionable purchases have at least been mentioned.
At least as many words have been written on successor Andrew Gasser’s legal fees to prevent implementation of the Miller-signed union contract on his way out of office, plus investigating what Gasser considers improper expenditures.
(Will we see an article soon on how what happened to Algonquin Township Road District American Express credit card expenditure rewards?)
Recently the paper followed up on a September 11, 2017, McHenry County Blog story about Miller’s and son-in-law Derick Lee’s having been hired by Mike Lesperance, the Nunda Township Road Commissioner. Reported was not one, but both sons-in-law had been put on its payroll.
Today, the NWH plowed new ground by reporting that Miller is also on the payroll of the McHenry Township Road Commissioner, Jim Condon.
Condon, as was emphasized in his election campaign, is a Professional Engineer.
Hiring Miller as a consultant certainly sends a mixed message.
Will Grafton Township be next for a negative NWH article? (Hint: see McHenry County Blog article published March 26, 2018.)