Published first by Illinois Leaks; republished here with permission.
Algonquin Township – Good for the “Gooch”, not for the “Gasser”
The Township trustees took it upon themselves to not allow Gasser, the current Road Commissioner, to have the legal funds needed for his elected office.
What should be of great interest to the taxpayers is the games being played by the Township Board and what appears to be a coordinated effort to make things tough on one elected official while helping out the past one, Bob Miller.
Thomas Gooch sent this letter January 5th, 2018 to the Township. The information in the letter and the action of the Township board paint a picture of collusion with Thomas Gooch.
“This bill encompasses the unpaid bill sent to you for October, along with November and December bills, which we did not bill until now due to the need to amend the budget.”
Five days later the Township Board amends the budget, as confirmed in the minutes found at this link.
So it appears, the Township Board will amend the budget to help get legal bills paid for Bob Miller but slash the budget for the very person trying to hold Bob Miller Accountable.
Good for the Gooch, not for the Gasser!
Even more disturbing, while the local press is making news on how the Road District legal Budget is slashed, they appear to have overlooked the fact the Township Board has increased their legal budget from $25,000.00 in the 2017-2018 budget (see page 7), to a whopping $250,000.00 for the 2018-2019 budget (see page 3).
That number is the very same number they refused to allow Gasser to have in his budget.
Again, Good for the Gooch, not for the Gasser!
And there is so much more to come!