More on the Algonquin Township Road District Tax Levy

Reprinted from Illinois Leaks with permission: Algonquin Township meeting – Email content tells an interesting story BY KIRK ALLEN ON DECEMBER 22, 2018 • ( LEAVE A COMMENT ) McHenry Co. (ECWd)During today’s Algonquin Township Special Meeting, Trustee [Rachael] Lawrence makes reference to an email sent to … Continue reading

Algonquin Township Board Approves Road District Tax Levy

In a Saturday morning Special Meeting of the Algonquin Township Board, the tax levy presented by Road Commissioner Andrew Gasser prior to the October meeting was finally passed. The vote was 3-0. At the regular December meeting, approval was beaten … Continue reading

Algonquin Township Board to Undo Damage Done by Previous Refusals to Approve Road District Levy

Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Andrew Gasser presented his levy for next year in November. It proposed a reduction of 1.8%. That was on top of the 5% reduction during the current year. With Trustees Dan Shea, Melissa Victor and David … Continue reading

Algonquin Township Road District Levy Drama

At the Algonquin Township Board Meeting last week the board refused to adopt the levy for the Algonquin Township Road District submitted by Highway Commissioner Andrew Gasser.  Algonquin Township Attorney James Kelly has disclosed Gasser and the Road District acted … Continue reading

Open Meeting Act Violation by Algonquin Township Board

Here is what Illinois Leaks found by reading the Algonquin Township agenda for its last meeting and then listening to what the Board members did.  It is reprinted by permission. Algonquin Township unanimously violates law BY JMKRAFT ON NOVEMBER 16, 2018 • ( 3 COMMENTS ) … Continue reading

Gasser Strikes Out with Algonquin Township Board at Special Friday Afternoon Meeting, Lawrence Turns Salt Purchase without Bidding “over to Law Enforcement”

It was a bad day for Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Andrew Gasser at Friday afternoon’s Special Meeting called at his behest. He didn’t get approval to transfer $40,000 into his legal expense line item to pay what he and the … Continue reading

Attorney Jim Kelly’s Advice to Algonquin Township Board Questioned

Reprinted with permission from Illinois Leaks: Algonquin Township – Did attorney provide misinformation on bogus Resolution? BY KIRK ALLEN ON AUGUST 9, 2018 • ( LEAVE A COMMENT ) McHenry Co. (ECWd) – Once again the Algonquin Township Supervisor Chuck Lutzow and his clown act have … Continue reading

Northwest Herald Chastises Algonquin Township Board for Not Putting Road District Question on the Ballot

On Saturday, the Northwest Herald Editorial Board (Jim Ringness, Jon Styf, Eric Olson, Kyle Nabors and Hannah Prokop) gave a “Thumbs-down” to those on the Algonquin Township Board who refused to put a referendum on the ballot concerning putting the … Continue reading

Algonquin Township Board Refuses to Put Road District Abolition Referendum on the Ballot, Road Commissioner Andrew Gasser Endorses Referendum

Algonquin Township Board members refused to even second a motion by Trustee Rachael Lawrence to place a referendum on the fall ballot that would abolish the Township Road District in 2021 After abolition of the department, now virtually independent of … Continue reading

Skillicorn Joins Franks in Calling for Referendum to Put Algonquin Township Road District Under Township Board in 2021

A press release from State Rep. Allen Skillicorn: Franks, Skillicorn Asking Algonquin Township for Referendum to Abolish Highway Department WOODSTOCK, Ill. – State Rep. Allen Skillicorn is joining McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks’ call for the Algonquin Township Board … Continue reading

The Nepotism Resolution the Algonquin Township Board Refused to Debate

Earlier this month Algonquin Township Highway Commissioner Andrew Gasser put an anti-nepotism resolution on the township agenda.  The five decades of single family rule of the highway department was the hot button issue of the 2017 campaign. In the 52 … Continue reading

$1,000 Algonquin Township Contribution to McHenry County Historical Society Challenged

From Illinois Leaks, reprinted with permission: Algonquin Township failed miserably with donations to Historical Society BY JMKRAFT ON JUNE 6, 2018 • ( 2 COMMENTS ) ALGONQUIN, IL. (ECWd) – When a Township donates taxpayer funds to a museum, for instance, the McHenry County Historical Society … Continue reading

With Nothing in the Budget, Was Miller Sick Payment Legit?

Written by Illinois Leaks, this is published with permission: Algonquin Township Road District – Legal opinion points to sick pay not legitimate BY KIRK ALLEN ON MAY 16, 2018 • ( LEAVE A COMMENT ) McHenry Co. (ECWd) –We recently wrote this article about Attorney Gooch confirming the … Continue reading

Algonquin Township Board Cuts Gasser Legal Expenses from $250,000 to $150,000

When the budget for the Algonquin Township Road District was considered by the Township Board on Monday night, the Board voted 4-1 to reduce the line item for legal fees from $250,000 to $150,000. Trustee David Chapman made the reduction … Continue reading

Algonquin Township May Have Violated the Open Meetings Act

Illinois Leaks’John Kraft filed a complaint with the Illinois Attorney General’s Office contending that the agenda of the last regular meeting of Algonquin Township was inadequate. Kraft contended that “Reconfiguration of Office Space” did not adequately inform the public that … Continue reading

Melissa Victor Makes Issue Out of Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Andrew Gasser Legal and Computer Forensic Audit Bills

Algonquin Township Trustee Melissa Victor took exception to paying two of Algonquin Township Highway Commissioner Andrew Gasser’s bills. She argued that attorney Robert Hanlon’s bill should not be approved, nor should the one to pay for a forensic audit of … Continue reading

Algonquin Township Road District Facing Deferred Sick Leave Payouts

In his next-to-last Algonquin Township meeting, long-time Road Commissioner Bob Miller brought forth a bill for $47,381.84 for sick pay accrued, but not paid for the years before he was elected to the top job. Under the personnel rules promulgated … Continue reading

Dem Hooks Up with Republican Algonquin Township Trustee Candidates for Fusion Ticker

The only candidate for Algonquin Township Trustee who is a Democrat, Dominique Miller, has supporters distributing a postcard with her photo and those of three of the Republicans who won in the February primary election. Left out is Republican Precinct … Continue reading