From former McHenry County Board member Ersel Schuster:
Here We Go Again… Drunk With Power and Self Importance!
For all intents and purposes… it appears we are once again, forced to witness the “county emperor’s” irrational impulses as he stomps around proving he is indeed the “old, out-of-control, spoiled child” half the county voters have known for years.
In his current cross-hairs: the office of McHenry County Auditor and the office of Regional Superintendent of Schools.
One must ask… where are the McHenry County Board members when their chairman (their representative) arbitrarily injects himself into the business, duties and responsibilities of duly elected (NON-County Board) officials?
It is embarrassing to say the least that Superintendent Leslie Schermerhorn felt a need to inform county board members of the inappropriate interactions between the chairman, herself and Evergreen School Dir. Edgar Pereda.
Board members, have you given your chairman direction to inject himself… ON YOUR BEHALF… into any official duties of this particular school? If so, on what grounds?
Or, could he be throwing his weight around on a personal agenda?
Or, could he be interfering on behalf of someone else?
When the public was asked if they wanted an “executive” county board chairman… they resoundingly said NO.
Your chairman represents, and acts at your direction, he is not an “executive” running an independent office.
When unsuccessful at that first attempt, Franks and then County Board Chair Hill, rushed/pushed through the second referendum to simply elect the chairman “at-large.”
Ground rules for this position, following County Board Rules, meant that the persons would have no greater responsibilities, or authority, than chairmen elected by members themselves.
He has already ruined the clear and simple concepts of those rules on several levels and this unnecessary spat is one more.
Board members, you have a responsibility to your constituents to rein in this man!
His bullying, anger, threats and actions are not in the public’s best interests