I’m reading the resolution that Algonquin Township Trustee David Chapman has prepared for consideration by the Algonquin Township Board on Wednesday night.
The first part outlines the new law that allows the abolition of townships in McHenry County via referendum.
If passed, township government function would be assumed by County government and, upon request with reagrd to regard to roads, municipalities.
Here is one high-minded paragraph in the resolution:
The notice to be published in the Northwest Herald reads like this:
So, a referendum next spring with the date for abolishing the township left to be inserted after a discussion on Wednesday night.
Likewise, the date of dissolution is left blank on the proposed ballot:
But, then we reach the notice that the McHenry County Clerk is instrjucted to publish:
Instead of waiting until after a discussion on Wednesday, Chapman has inserted May 18, 2037.
Trustee Rachael Lawrence, who has brought up the topic numerous times, observed, “It’s stupid.”
As the Church Lady would say, “Isn’t that special?”