Grafton Town Electors Call Special Meeting Before Annual Meeting


This a photo of the meeting at which Grafton Township Trustees followed the unpaid advice of an Ancel Glink attorney to reject Annual Town Meeting resolutions proposed by electors.

Acting on unpaid advice from deposed law firm Ancel Glink, Grafton Township Trustees rejected agenda items suggested by local citizens.

When Judge Michael Caldwell was informed that Ancel Glink was still acting like the township attorney, he was disturbed, as you can read here.

The citizens have now called a special meeting at 6PM, before the regular Annual Town Meeting. The details below show the reversal of the actions took to finance a new Town Hall are still on people’s minds:

6:00 PM, April 12, 2011 at Huntley High School Gym

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, to the legal voters, residents of the Town of Grafton Township in the County of McHenry and State of Illinois, that the Special Town Meeting of said Township will take place on Tuesday, April 12, 2011, being the second Tuesday of said month, at the hour of 6:00 PM at Huntley High School,13719 Harmony Road, Huntley, IL  60142 for discussion, voting, and adoption of two motions set forth below; and after a Moderator having been elected, will proceed to hear and consider such measures as may, in pursuance of law, come before the meeting; and especially to consider and decide the following:

I.Call to Order

II. Pledge of Allegiance

III. Determination of Quorum

IV. Explanation of Procedures

V. Selection/Oath of Moderator

A. Nominations for Moderator
B. Close of Nominations for Moderator
C. Vote to Elect Moderator
D. Administration of Moderator’s Oath of Office
E. Signing of Moderator’s Oath

VI. New Business

A. Motion pursuant to the authority of the electors, 60 ILCS 1-30-50, to make all orders for the sale, purchase or conveyance of Township corporate property (including the direct sale of single township road district property) the electors deemed to be in the best interest and conductive to both the Road District and Township that the Road District sell and the Township buy the property commonly known as 10109 Vine Street, Huntley, Illinois, consisting of (2) lots and legally described as follows:

  • Lots 1 and 2 in A.W. Garlieb’s Subdivision, a subdivision of part of the West Half of the West Half of Section 28, Township 43 North, Range 7 East of the Third Principal Meridian, according to the plat thereof recorded July 3, 1957 as document No. 325052, in Book 13 of plats, Page 29, and Certificate of Correction recorded July 24, 1957 as document No. 326027 in Book 542, Page 294, in McHenry County, Illinois,
  • for the sum of Seven Hundred Thousand and No/100ths ($700,000.00) in one lump sum within sixty days of the adoption of a resolution by the electors authorizing and directing the lump sum sale of the subject property by the Road District to the Township, and to negotiate the cancellation of, and cancel, any contract to purchase or lease said property inconsistent with the resolution of the electors authorizing and directing the lump sum sale and purchase of said property, and that said sale occur as a result of said property being declared as surplus property by the electors at a special meeting of electors and sold to the Township without further notice and competitive bidding pursuant to statute (60 ILCS 1/30-50).

B. Motion pursuant to the authority of the electors, 60 ILCS 1/30-90, to adopt any bylaws, rules, and regulations to carry into effect the powers granted to the electors under Article 30 of the Township Code, to adopt a rule to provide that if the electors, in furtherance of their powers, adopt a resolution directing the Township Board to take any action, and the Township Board fails to take the action within 60 days of the adoption of the resolution of the electors, any elector shall have a right to file suit to enforce the resolution of the electors, and in such a suit, recover his or her reasonable attorney’s fees, litigation expenses and costs. Each member of the Township Board who fails or refuses to comply with the resolution of the electors shall be jointly, severally and personally liable for the reasonable attorney’s fees, litigation expenses, and costs incurred by the elector or electors to enforce the resolution.

VI.Public comments



Grafton Town Electors Call Special Meeting Before Annual Meeting — 7 Comments

  1. How will this be possible with just $300K in township accounts?

  2. Nope. Not sure. I am sure there is not $700K laying around. With Linda’s “at home” bookkeeping, how can anyone know an accurate amount. Can you cay “forensic audit.”

  3. Grafton Resident, can you explain the reason for paying off the $700K in a lump sum? What is the benefit to the township and it’s residents?

  4. Cal, will you cover the pros/cons of paying this off early as well as the move to give the electors the right to sue trustees? If the latter passes, who will step up to run for office knowing they could personally be sued?

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