As the Algonquin Township Board meeting was beginning cell phones were announcing a tornado warning, urging people to move to a safe location.
Except for the windows at the back of the meeting room, the Board room was pretty safe and the storm seemed to be moving north of the Route 14 location.
Besides transferring $15,000 to pay last month’s bills for legal represention for Algonquin Township Clerk Karen Lutzow, Trustee Rachael Lawrence’s move to discover when Supervisor Chuck Lutzow would return to work caught my attention.
“We pay $60,000 a year to have a Supervisor,” Lawrence pointed out.
“I request a general prognosis letter” about his condiction, she continued.
“We owe it to the Board and our constituents to have a Supervisor to lead us.
“Just an idea I had that I’d like us to pursue,” she concluded.
Trustee David Chapman reported that he intends to investigate renting two buses from Pace at $100 per month and retiring two of those owned by the Road District now used for senior bus service.
He said that Highway Commissioner Andrew Gasser showed interest in the idea.
Chapman also said he would look into the cost of providing bus service to township residents through McRide, the county adaptation of Pace service not tied to fixed routes.
He is also seeking five volunteers to serve on a senior citizens needs assessment committee.