The comments on State Rep. David McSwee
I believe that Wilcox and Reich are on the right with this one.
This bill is poorly written and will ultimately give Franks or anyone else in that position more power with less oversite.
Lets try and look at this logically. Lets say Algonquin Township dissolves next year.
The County mostly will take over its roads.
Now the County will now have to plow, maintain, or redo those roads.
County Roads have different standards then Township Roads.
They deal with drainage, easements etc.
Township Roads in General are cheaper to redo and maintain.
If roads need to be redone now by the County they must go out to bid and pay prevailing wage unlike the townships doing the roads themselves.
You also have to take into consideration the MFT.
How does it get distributed?
Supervisor duties now could become another headache but feel that these could be taken care of by local governing bodies if the designated monies that went to the townships would go to the County or local governing bodies.
You are still going to need someone as Assessor in Algonquin because Woodstock is to far away for people to deal with property tax issues there.
Now the County has to mostly take over the services.
Do they use the Algonquin Township building to store plow trucks or is it over at DOT and they have to drive to Algonquin Township to take care of roads which is a lot of time and money.
Now 2 yrs go by and McHenry Township dissolves.
Now the County and other entities must come up with a plan for them.
Doing hodpodge elimination will become a huge burden over time and will end up costing taxpayers more.
I am for consolidation but this is the wrong way to go about it.
And if anyone really read what happened about this bill the leaders did not allow any amendments to this bill to be discussed and voted on!
Wilcox was right for not voting for this when they say we can put tail amendments later!
That is a bunch of crap and can bet it wont happen until McHenry Taxpayers fork out tons of extra money for this.
But Jacko gets to say McHenry County consolidated government! Jacko the sound bite!