With Algonquin Township Supervisor Chuck Lutzow in recovery from a stroke, the township needs someone to sign checks and other documents.
At the meeting on Wednesday evening, the Board voter 2-1 to appoint Darlene Lutzow as Temporary Deputy Supervisor.
The post is strictly ministerial and will no be compensated.
The motion was made by Trustee David Chapman.
“I have a lot of concerns about this,” Trustee Rachael Lawrence said.
She explained that Mrs. Lutzow would have access to all the bank accounts and the entire building.
Lawrence was also bothered that there had been nrvisoo application process.
“All that we know about Supervisor Lutzow’s condition has come from Mrs. Lutzow and only Mrs. Lutzow.”
Lawrence said she knew that Mrs. Lutzow met the statutory requirements for the position.
“I feel there should be more careful consideration put into this.”
Trustee Shea replied, “I’ve known Darlene Lutzow to be supremel y competent. If there is to be any criticism, it’s probably that she is overqualified.”
“I believe she would be the best qualified,” Chapman added.
“I can’t vote for her based on just meeting her,” Lawrence said.
“I have nothing against her,” she added returning to her concernabout the lack of competition for the position.
Before the vote, Shea observed, “This would be a big advantage when Chuck comes back.”
Darlene Lutzow attended the meeting.