The Grafton Township Food Pantry was started by former Supervisor Jack Brunschon and continued to operate under his successor John Rossi.
During that time it was turned into a not-for-profit entity in order to get better prices on surplus food, as I understand it.
Providing more space for that Food Pantry was a motivating factor for the Township Trustees ill-fated efforts to build a new township hall.
GOP primary candidate Linda Moore used the borrowing of millions without a referendum to squeak out a victory over Rossi.
Those running the Food Pantry moved everything to private quarters in Rutland Township last summer.
Moore subsequently started a General Assistance Food Pantry.
Township Road Commissioner Jack Freund is about to evict that Food Pantry from the back room where the old one once was.
Moore has sent him the following letter:
Dear Highway Commissioner Freund,
I am in receipt of your letter dated August 11, 2011, wherein you threaten to remove me from a portion of my offices by self-help. The last elected township officials who attempted to do so cost the township taxpayers thousands in attorneys’ fees in a losing effort. I would caution you accordingly.
As you know, the room you have termed “storage area” has been and continues to be used for our Grafton Township Food Pantry which is part of the Grafton Township’s daily operations. I am surprised you want to interfere with the delivery of food to the needy people of Grafton Township.
I have reviewed the current lease attached to an intergovernmental agreement that I never had anything to do with. Nonetheless, the room in question, according to the lease is a township office. Thus, your letter is without foundation.
Please review this matter with your counsel. It would be prudent to avoid litigation in this matter that simply will enrich attorneys at taxpayer expense. Since there is no reason cited for your action in your letter and since the room has been used for township purposes opposed to road district purposes for at least the last twelve years, the taxpayers of Grafton Township, as well as myself, are going to wonder why you are attempting to go down this path.
Please come to your senses on this matter.
Linda Moore, Grafton Township Supervisor