Brokers Contacted for County Real Estate Business

The McHenry County Board’s Management Services Committee recommended that the real estate firm of Marc Munaretto, former County Board member, recently appointed Metra representative and former Algonquin Clerk be contracted to handle property transactions (with the exception of right-of-way purchases). … Continue reading

Member Comments that Led to Recommendation to Abolish Them

McHenry County Board member Andrew Gasser has posted the member comments from the last meeting.  The article containing that may be found here. There addressed the topic of nepotism, which was introduced into the meeting by Joe Alger during the … Continue reading

Munaretto Gets Committee Nod for County Real Estate Business

Earlier this morning, McHenry County Blog reported on Marc Munaretto’s real estate firm being the only one to ask to represent the County in property purchases or sales. A Request for Proposal was sent to over a dozen firms, but … Continue reading

Walkup Comments on Limitation of McHenry County Board Rules on Remote Access

A commentary by McHenry County Board member Michael Walkup: A storm is brewing over the vote not to allow County Board Member John Hammerand to participate at last Tuesday’s County Board meeting via speakerphone. Here is what the Board Rules … Continue reading

Management Services Committee Considering Ethics Appointment & Purchasing

I doubt that the Management Services Committee agenda-maker intended to induce chuckles from my direction, but by considering changes in purchasing procedure and re-consideration of an appointment to the so-called “Ethics” Commission, that was the result. The Northwest Herald recently … Continue reading

Ethics Committee on the Hotseat

The McHenry County Board’s Management Services Committee meeting yesterday started at 8:30 and was scheduled to end at noon, when two members said they had to leave for other meetings. The Committee heard budget presentations for three hours, then decided … Continue reading

ALAW Offers Reaction to Passage of Conflict of Interest Ordinance It Promoted

Whether the ordinance that the McHenry County Board passed two days ago will make any difference in the way the board does business remains to be seen. But it is a step toward the transparency that citizens need to begin … Continue reading

ALAW-Suggested Ethics/Conflict of Interest Ordinance in Management Services Committee Tuesday Morning at 8:30

Thursday, McHenry County Blog told of the conflict of interest and economic interest ordinance proposed by the reform group ALAW. Short for the Alliance for Land, Agriculture and Water, the group ALAWproposed wide-ranging conflict of interest notification for McHenry County’s … Continue reading