Township Budgeting – Cutting Out the People

Somewhere in the debate on township consolidation, the comment was made that the people have the power to decide the budget at the Annual Town Meeting. Unless there has been a drastic change since the 1970’s. The public has not … Continue reading

Cemetery District Study

An article has been published by the Metropolitan Planning Council about cemetery districts: Behind the Numbers: Saving money on cemetery districts Written by Sean Wiley, M.P.P. candidate, University of Chicago Harris School, it somehow missed the at least the Nunda … Continue reading

Tax Considerations on Township Consolidation

Commenter Susan has done the math on a couple of the townships which consolidation proponents suggest should be merged. Her analysis is below: Am I missing something, or is the voter’s decision made by simply looking at the comparative tax … Continue reading

Gottemoller Appoints Township Consolidation Committee

McHenry County Board Chairman Joe Gottemoller has appointed three County Board members and two township officials to a committee to consider township consolidation. Chairing the committee will be Crystal Laker Carolyn Schofield. The other two County Board members are Michele … Continue reading

Nunda Targets Another Subdivision Sign

First it was the residents of Le Villa Vaupell Country Club who complained about Nunda Township Road Commissioner Mike Lesperance removing their subdivision’s signs. Off  to a landfill in a Nunda Township truck. Now the sign marking the entrance to … Continue reading

Roads Cared for By Township Highway Commissioners

In an attempt to get people thinking about the proposal to combine townships, look at the number of miles of road each Township Road Commissioner maintains: In addition, Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Bob Miller writes that he offers assistance to … Continue reading