Hi Ho, Hi Ho, It’s Off to Court Again for Grafton Township Officials

Grafton Township Trustees are off to Judge Michael Caldwell’s courtroom this morning.

Grafton Township Board members (from left to right) Supervisor Linda Moore and Trustees Rob LaPorta, Barb Murphy, Betty Zirk and Gerry McMahon.

This time the Trustees are complaining about not being paid in a timely manner.

They argue that they are employes and must be paid twice a month according to state law.

As I understand it, they are paid a per diem for every meeting they attended.

Attached to the motion is a memo from Supervisor Linda Moore saying she is considering returning to the policy of paying Trustees on a quarterly basis, her predecessor’s practice.

One of the Trustees, Gerry McMahon, has been heard yelling about the matter.

In her undated memo to Trustees, Moore wonders if Trustees should be paid for meetings in which they walk out early.

The court filing also asks for Moore to be order to pay Ancel Glink another $49,359.60, work that the pleading says was performed prior to the December, 2010, court order.

In the letter attached as Exhibit A Moore also wonders,

  • “Are McCog [McHenry County Council of Governments] meals taxable earnings, per the IRS? If the means are taxable earnings, how far back do the elected officials need to reimburse the township for the meals? Should I deduct the mels from the elected officials earnings
  • “If there are no m inutes for a meeting, do the trustees get paid for it?


Hi Ho, Hi Ho, It’s Off to Court Again for Grafton Township Officials — 2 Comments

  1. In through the nose, out through the mouth…. In through the nose, out through the mouth….


    As if accountants and best practices haven’t existed for ages.


    2013 cannot come soon enough. Goodness….

  2. All these morons need to be voted out! If you do not attend the ENTIRE meeting you should NOT get paid for it.

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