Committee Rejects New Employee, Plus Pay Hikes for Zoning Board of Appeals

Tuesday the Planning & Development Committee took on a decidedly fiscal conservative approach to McHenry County spending. Two items to increase spending were on the agenda: Hiring a new person to handle water resources at a cost of almost $73,000 … Continue reading

Munaretto Fails to Get County Real Estate Contract

Former McHenry County Board member Marc Munaretto failed to get a contract to handle real estate deals with the County at Tuesday night’s meeting. This was the second time the resolution to approve him made it to the Board floor. … 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

Supressing the Minority

It is not a secret that the McHenry County Board is split with a majority coalition having supported Joe Gottemoller for County Board Chairman and a minority having opposed his election. Gottemoller arranged committee appointments so that that majority is … 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

Joe Alger’s Comments to the County Board

When the McHenry County Board met Tuesday, people went away talking about what Patriots United leader and, now, McHenry County Sheriff’s Commission member Joe Alger said in his public comments. He covered the committee interview when he applied and was … Continue reading

County Board Members Sound Off on Nepotism

During Public Comment at the February 17th County Board Meeting Joe Alger addressed the Board. He started off by saying that many people in the community are upset about the Clerk hiring her husband and he sees this as a … 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

Gottemoller Committee Assignments – To the Winners Go the Spoils

Newly-elected McHenry County Board Chairman Joe Gottemoller has a chance to build a coalition for an at-large race for County Board in the fall of 2016, but he decided to please his current supporters instead. (See “Joe Gottemoller’s Quandary.”) Gottemoller … Continue reading