A letter to the Northwest Herald, reprinted here with permission of Ned Neumannn, its author
Cost Savings Not Goal of Abolition of Independent McHenry Township Road District
Why do so many seemingly intelligent people read simple things and not understand them?
I think it’s fair to assume that citizens who write letters-to-the-editor also read other’s letters.
Many others have recently written explaining that the consolidation referendum in McHenry Township to combine the road district with the town board is not about costs but rather to bring about some democratic oversight to a unit of government that is run by a single individual with no oversight.
Why do so many of these people keep talking about costs?
The proposal to consolidate the road district with the town board was not advanced to save money.
Nobody should ever shy away from trying to control costs, and that will probably happen with oversight, but costs were not the driving force for this referendum.
It’s pretty hard for the people who want to keep the present system to come up with the logical argument for keeping it.
Because there is not a logical argument for keeping it is why we keep hearing about a cost study.
Let’s distract people from the topic.
The topic is supervision and oversight.
Vote Yes in November to merge the McHenry Township Road District with the town board.