First is was Trustee Gerry McMahon.
Last night it was Supervisor Linda Moore.
Trustee Rob LaPorta read what sounded like a bill of particulars listing all the actions that he considered improper and the four trustees, all of whom have been at odds with Moore since she beat incumbent Supervisor John Rossi by 30 votes in this past spring’s Republican primary election.
“Could I have a copy?” Moore asked after the vote was taken.
The main thrust of primary Moore’s campaign was to reverse the approval of a new $3.5 million township hall ($5 million with interest) the then-board, three of whom were re-elected, approved.
Nothing in the resolution of censure referred to Moore’s and her allies’ success in forcing the loan to be repaid and putting the sale of the current township hall to the township road district in jeopardy.
Grafton Township is the second McHenry County governmental board to go in for censure.
The first was the McHenry County College Board. The five-member board majority censured colleagues Donna Kurtz and Scott Summers for changing their mind on using taxpayer-backed bonds to build a minor league baseball stadium at the Crystal Lake McHenry County College campus.
The Grafton Township meeting ended about 12:15 AM and I stayed to the bitter end.
The board passed its levies with one minute to spare, yesterday being the deadline.
The Road Fund is asking for $732,788. On the non-road side, the total is $999,200.
“We’ll only get an additional $19,000 no matter what we do.
There seems to be a one-day problem with public notice. The levy must be filed with the county clerk by December 19th, but it has to be posted 20 days.
Hard to figure out how both requirements can be met.
Back when I was McHenry County Treasurer in the late 1960′s about ten percent of the tax bills were paid under protest. My non-lawyer’s guess is there might be some folks talking to tax protest attorneys about the two deadlines.