A press release from Grafton Township Supervisor candidate Marty Waitzman:
Marty Waitzman – Position Statement on Grafton Township Building
ALGONQUIN, IL – I have had many conversations with residents and news reporters who wanted to know whether or not I believe there is a need in Grafton Township for the acquisition or construction of a new Township Building.
I will not criticize, nor applaud, the opinions of those individuals who were involved in the past controversy surrounding the proposed Township Building.
Finger- pointing, mudslinging, and polarization need to stop.
I am committed to running a positive campaign, so I will leave the past where it belongs—in the past.
To quote the press release which announced my candidacy, I stated in pertinent part,
“Marty’s objective is to build a Grafton Township government that will work hard, smart, and efficiently for the community.
“Marty is a fiscal conservative who knows how to do more with less, and how to work collaboratively and respectfully with both community members and government officials and employees.”
I wish to clearly state my position on the acquisition or construction of a new Township Building.
Consistent with the objective quoted in the previous paragraph, I believe that with today’s disastrous economic conditions and the current suffering endured by Grafton Township’s citizens, the acquisition or construction of a new Township Building today would be fiscally irresponsible and unnecessary.
Accordingly, I do not support or advocate such an undertaking.
I believe that township activities can be accomplished with some minor improvements and updates to the present Township facility. These can be done over time and as funds are available.
By way of illustration, it has been publically disclosed that the Assessor’s office is currently operating with an electrical system that is dangerously inadequate.
The potential loss of real estate data due to an electrical calamity is very real.
The horrific impact on property owners in the Township and on all of McHenry County would be enormous.
The costs and time that would be necessary to rebuild the Assessor’s data base would undoubtedly be gigantic.
I understand the electrical inadequacies can be fixed for under $4,000.
That is the type of necessary, responsible, and reasonably priced improvement and update that I not only support, but highly recommend.
For more information, please contact Marty Waitzman at (847) 450-4950, firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.waitzman2013.com.
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Waitzman is running against incumbent Linda Moore and fellow challenger Pam Fender.
A response from Moore concerning the electrical needs portion of the press release above can be found here.