Fight over Township Road Commissioner’s Authority

The Village of Schaumburg and the Schaumburg Township Trustees think the Township Road Commissioner should turn over a large portion–16 to 20 miles–of his roads to the village at a savings of $800,000 per year.

Schaumburg Twp mastheadAccording to a story in the Chicago Tribune, the Supervisor and two Trustees cut the Road Commissioner’s budget by about $600,000.

It went from $2.6 million to $2.1 million.

The amount for salaries was cut from $408,000 to $92,000–down $316,000.

The Road Commissioner says that means employee layoffs at the end of next month.

The Town Board majority’s attorney says the Road Commissioner has a surplus of $3.7 million he can use to pay salaries.

Lots of money will be spent in legal fees in this dispute over power.


Fight over Township Road Commissioner’s Authority — 7 Comments

  1. I wonder if there are any over funded, overspending townships around here that we should consider this for?

  2. Just know that annexing into Cary as an example means all taxpayers get to add the Cary park district and village of Cary and all their respective pensions to their tax bills.

    Of course more hires will be necessary at the Village.

    Just a power grab and I’ll bet no real savings for taxpayers

  3. The park district boundaries are larger than those of the Village of Cary.

  4. Cal: The link is to the Naperville Township situation.

    Is the same thing going on in Schaumburg Township?

  5. Not sure of your question.

    The article is about Schaumburg Twp.

  6. The difference in services if annexing to Cary is slightly better police protection and not much else.

    There would be a big increase percentage wise in property taxes if want to annex in.

    Also roads, storm, curb, sidewalks, street lighting may have to be improved to Cary standards.

    If they require water and sewer, well that’s a major expense also, plus W/S bills each quarter.

    All depends on how the game is played of course.

  7. Wheeling Township Road District has been eliminated as a result of the November 8, 2016 referendum.

    Question on the ballot:

    “Shall the Road District of the Township of Wheeling be abolished with all the rights, powers, duties, assets, property, liabilities, obligations, and responsibilities being assumed by the Township of Wheeling?”

    Registered Voters: 92,738

    Ballots Cast: 69,625 (92 of 92 Precincts reporting)

    Turnout: 75.08%

    Yes 68.77% (41,234 votes)

    No 31.23% (18,727 votes)


    Chicago Tribune

    Wheeling Township plans for future without road district

    November 10, 2016

    by Ronnie Wachter

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