Another Lawsuit in Grafton Township

The new Grafton Township Board that took office in May intended to get out of the lawsuit business.

It pretty much succeeded until December.

That’s when the law firm of Ottosen Britz of Napervilie sued Grafton Township.

The firm seeks to be paid for advice given former Supervisor Linda Moore.

County Board member Joseph Gottemoller represents the Township.

On January 16th, Gottemoller filed a motion to dismiss the case based on several things, one of which is a claim that John Nelson was the township attorney.

As those who following the Grafton Township controversies may recall, the Trustees were successful in an appeal to prevent John Nelson serving as the township attorney.

That, despite Judge Michael Caldwell’s order for the trustees to approve his appointment.

Without a township attorney, Moore hired Ottosen Britz to represent her as Supervisor in the suit filed by Road Commissioner Jack Freund.

After Moore lost her bid for re-election, the suit was withdrawn by the Road Commissioner.

Grafton Township is being sued for not paying their legal bill. The current board members are Trustee Bob Wagner, Joe Holtorf, Betty Zirk (the only member of the old Board who ran for re-election), Dan Ziller and Supervisor Jim Kearns.

The hearing for this motion will be heard on March 24, 2014.


Another Lawsuit in Grafton Township — 10 Comments

  1. How is it possible that Joseph Gottemoller is the attorney for

    Grafton? Conflict of interest? Oh, I almost forgot that he is one of

    many voting for less transparency were:

    Michele Aavang
    Nick Chirikos
    Sue Draftkorn
    Joe Gottemoller
    Tina Hill
    Ken Koehler
    Mary McCann
    Mary McClellan
    Anna May Miller
    Robert Nowak
    Carolyn Schofield
    Paula Yensen

    This, pretty much, says it all.

  2. Klatu?

    You toss the words “conflict of interest” around like you know something.

    I understand the concept but fail to see the conflict here.

    Can you explain just what it is that Gottemoller’s doing that’s in conflict and with what?

  3. You are absolutely right “Klatu Barrada Nikto”

    It is a conflict of interest.

    Now that Paula Yenson, it is just a matter of time before the truth the whole truth and nothing but the truth is revealed about her… lol…

    Yep, just a matter of time…

  4. The truth the whole truth and nothing but the truth is that Duncan, by his own testimony, states that he does not live in the State of Illinois.

    Therefore, Duncan has no rights to comment as a non-resident of McHenry County that does not involve him as he is NOT a member of this community. He does not even have the power to vote in this county!

    Why are you here Duncan harassing our taxpayers and our community?

    GO AWAY!

    Harass your own community!

    You don’t belong here, outsider!

  5. You said Duncan on 01/27/2014 at 2:10 pm under the topic:

    Andy Zinke’s Salary Progression

    You stated: Good luck with that as I do not even live in the State of Illinois.

  6. Fukoku: Many people also say that Nygren does not live in the State of Illinois but then all Progressives live in the state of denial.

    Shakespeare was right!

    As long as people keep voting for attorneys in public office, the lawsuit stranglehold on We The People will continue to get worse.

    Solution: If someone is an attorney, campaign against him / her.

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