Fight Over McHenry County Board Rules Fight Continues

First, what Ersel Schuster found in the audio recording of the last Internal Support & Facilities Committee meeting. The saga continues over the McHenry County Board’s Rules How much more honest it would have been had the new chairman entered … Continue reading

Internal Support Committee Discussing Hiring and Rules

Look at the agenda for Wednesday’s 8:15 meeting agenda below: Go to New Business, item 8 and you will read: “Discussion on the County Board Rules, Electronic Voting Rules and Electronic Voting Training” What you won’t find after the work … Continue reading

County Board Member Takes a Look at Jack Franks’ Proposed Rule Changes

From retired McHenry County Board member Ersel Schuster\: While reviewing the 12/20/16 McHenry County Board Agenda… I could not help but notice the first 3 (of 48) items under “new and unfinished business:” “13. NEW AND UNFINISHED BUSINESS COUNTY BOARD Resolution … Continue reading

Franks Makes Progess on Lowering Number of Committees

McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks made significant progress in convincing Board members to lower the number of committees from twelve to seven. Can’t imagine why readers might be intereste, but here’s an attempt to list the proposal: Finance Internal … Continue reading

Rules Writer Comments on Jack Franks’ Proposed Revisions

Ersel Schuster served on the McHenry County Board committee–Management Services–that has written the Rules that new Chairman Jack Franks wants to amend without reference to that committee. She has looked at the proposed changes and has these comments for current … Continue reading

Craig Wilcox Sees No Reason Committee Selection Committee Can’t Meet, Warns of Quid Pro Quo Perception

Comments from newly-elected McHenry County Board member Craig Wilcox: Thank you Mr Chairman, I appreciate your words on “Focusing on outcomes, and not politics” and “Putting the politics aside” so in regards to that, I just wanted to address the … Continue reading

First Frank’s Transparency Failure

In an email that newly-sworn in McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks sent before taking office, he promised, “We will be the most efficient, transparent and effective County in the Nation.” This afternoon, I have been searching for the Rules … Continue reading

Franks Desire to “Run McHenry County” Surfaces in Daily Herald Letter

A letter to the Daily Herald from Cary’s Chris Lawrence, which is published with permission of the author: Franks running for Dictator of McHenry County Jack Franks doesn’t want to be McHenry County Board Chairman, Franks wants to be Dictator of … Continue reading

Walkup-Gottemoller Tift

From the McHenry County Board tape of Tuesday’s meeting during the consideration of allowing the at-large elected Chairman to make all committee appointments: The following ensued after Mike Skala and Anna Mae Miller introduced an amendment to the proposed Board Rules … Continue reading

County Board Doesn’t Seem to Understand Separation of Powers

Having read Kevin Craver’s article about the changes in the County Board’s rules after the 2016 at-large election of a McHenry County Board Chairman, I have concluded that were we in the 1770’s most members would have been Loyalists to … Continue reading