Reprinted from Illinois Leaks with permission:
Algonquin Township meeting – Email content tells an interesting story
BY KIRK ALLEN ON • ( LEAVE A COMMENT )
What is so interesting with this is not Lawrence’s apparent confusion on the so-called revised levy, but rather what the email contained.
“Feel free to call the office or email with questions.”
According to Gasser, he did not receive a single call or email about his November 9th, 2018 revised levy.
Again, not one communication.
That being the case, why on earth did Trustee [Dan] Shea spend so much time complaining about it during their December 12th, 2018 meeting where the board failed to do their job and certify it?
Why did Trustee [Melissa] Victor not raise any concerns with Gasser prior to her voting no on the certification of the levy?
Gasser confirmed that he did have discussions in his office with Trustee [David] Chapman, the sole yes vote during the December 12th, 2018 meeting.
It is clear from the November 9th, 2018 email, the trustees had sufficient time to address any concerns and also had a clear invitation to do so.
For Trustee Shea to complain and pontificate about the Road District levy during the meeting while making no effort to communicate with him in advance should concern the citizens.
If he truly had concerns why not raise them in advance?
Trustee Lawrence made sure the public knew she did not support the levy submitted, but she has not contacted Gasser to share any concerns either.
And they wonder why Gasser does not attend their meetings?