Algonquin Township’s Anti-Nepotism and Partonage Resolution

Reprinted from Illinois Leaks with the Edgar County Watchdogs’ permission:

Algonquin Township – The Circus Tent is getting bigger

McHenry Co. (ECWd) –Once again the big top has open for the circus show.Tonight [last night for McHenry County Blog readers] we find yet another resolution being put before the board and this time it appears to be one that shows steps being taken to ensure nepotism and patronage is in fact protected, instead of prevented.

Resolution presented by Attorney Jim Kelly to ban nepotism and patronage in Algonquin Township. p 1.

Resolution presented by Attorney Jim Kelly to ban nepotism and patronage in Algonquin Township. p 2.

(a) Employment in Algonquin Township and Algonquin Township Road District will be given on the basis of merit and not solely on the basis of nepotism or patronage.

So provided nepotism or patronage is not the “sole” reason for the hire, its OK to keep doing what has been a long practice in every unit of government in this state.

(b) As employees are hired based upon merit, an employee who has the necessary knowledge and experience but also has a family relationship with the Supervisor, Board of Trustees, Highway Commissioner, Clerk or Assessor will not be considered a nepotism hire.

So even though the hiring may be done based on nepotism, it won’t be considered nepotism if they can claim merit, knowledge, and experience, which we all know is what will happen.

(c) As employees are hired based upon merit, an employee who has the necessary knowledge and experience but also has a political relationship with the Supervisor, Board of Trustees, Highway Commissioner, Clerk or Assessor or is owed a political favor will not be considered a patronage hire.

So even though the hiring may be done based on patronage, it won’t be considered nepotism if they can claim merit, knowledge, and experience, which we all know is what will happen.

(d) Algonquin Township, its departments, and Algonquin Township Road District will not hire on the basis of nepotism or patronage as such hiring is prohibited.

For starters, the Township Board has zero authority to adopt a resolution that binds the hands of the Road District.  I guess getting sued for doing this kind of crap before has not sunk in they have no such power.

Andrew Gasser

One false statement in this resolution tells us there is more to this resolution:

WHEREAS, the Highway Commissioner, Andrew Gasser, has requested to join in this resolution and this resolution will be binding upon the Algonquin Township Road District.

I have confirmed, Highway Commissioner Andrew Gasser has NOT requested to join “this” resolution.

No resolution adopted by the Board is binding on another unit of government.  How stupid are these people?

Regardless, this group will continue to hire as usual and simply claim there is merit and presto, no nepotism or patronage to see.

(e) The Township Ethics Ordinance applies and any and all actions that violate the Ethics Ordinance violate this Resolution.

Without seeing a copy of the Ethics Ordinance we can’t comment, other than to say we suspect there are things in the Ethics ordinance that have nothing to do with this nepotism/patronage resolution.

If that turns out to be the case, why would ethics ordinance violations be deemed a violation of the nepotism/patronage resolution?

You can download a copy of the resolution here or view above..

May we suggest popcorn and peanuts for tonight’s circus act?

None in the audience of the August 8, 2018, meeting brought popcorn.

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Comments

Algonquin Township’s Anti-Nepotism and Partonage Resolution — 10 Comments

  1. Mr. Allen asks, “How stupid are these people?”

    With the exception of Ms. Lawrence, who is the only current board member worth a damn, they’re all a VERY SPECIAL kind of stupid.

  2. Ryan Provenzano.

    Gasser and friends have no room to complain about any kind of patronage hiring as long as Gasser still employs Provenzano.

  3. http://www.nwherald.com/2018/08/07/letter-tax-relief-is-impossible-without-government-consolidation/af679a2/
    There Bob goes again, never can go without some lying for political gain:
    https://www.cnbc.com/…/us-states-with-the-highest-tax…
    8. Illinois
    Total tax burden: 10.08 percent
    Property tax burden: 4.11 percent
    Individual income tax burden: 2.44 percent
    Total sales and excise tax burden: 3.53 percent
    1. New York
    Total tax burden: 13.04 percent
    Property tax burden: 4.62 percent
    Individual income tax burden: 4.78 percent
    Total sales and excise tax burden: 3.64 percent
    https://www.thebalance.com/where-you-ll-pay-the-most-in
    New York: 12.7 percent
    Connecticut: 12.6 percent
    New Jersey: 12.2 percent
    Illinois: 11 percent
    California: 11 percent
    Wisconsin: 11 percent
    http://www.governing.com/…/number-of-governments-by…
    New York 3,453
    Connecticut 643
    New Jersey 1,344
    Illinois 6,963
    California 4,425
    Wisconsin 3,128

    There is no direct correlation between the number of units of government and high taxation. NY, Conn, and NJ all have less than IL yet pay more in total taxes.

    NJ has the highest property taxes yet has way less units of gov than IL.
    Bob Anderson is feeding ya BS.

  4. Alabama is wrong, wrong. wrong.

    Illinois, of course, has more units of local government than any other state, including the largest top four in population —California, New York, Texas and Florida.

    This at a time when Illinois is losing population.

  5. What a laugh to see Vanevery on the front of the Herald posing with his nuts in his hand!

  6. **Alabama is wrong, wrong. wrong.**

    What specifically am I wrong about?

  7. Can somebody tell me why the rotten former Clerk of McHenry Township, Ms. Marsha Siebken Nelson, is still claiming to be the Clerk.

    She was voted out by angry taxpayers!

    She’s back on the township payroll, however, thanks to Craig Adams’ generosity at taxpayer expense.

    But what does she do???!!!

    She doesn’t work, even when she was the clerk!

    https://www.facebook.com/marsha.s.nelson

  8. Citizen D, Marsha Nelson is a kind person: The kind who thinks taxpayers must serve her.

    She was booted out of office in the spring of 2017, yet still claims to be the Clerk on her FB.

    Is she that out of touch with reality? Or does she just not recognize the election results.

    Nelson really should be mad at Mary Mahady who promised her that no Democrat would run against her, since Craig Adams absentee-Supervisor and his side-kick Jimmy Condon, Township Road Honcho, promised in return they wouldn’t put up a challenger to Democrat Mahady as Tax Assessor.

    But Mahady only kept her bargain as to the Supervisor and Road Hog posts.

    Clerk got lost in the shuffle.

    And the Republican Dan Aylward won.

    But look at Nelson’s FB page carefully, she says her current residence is “Byron, Illinois.”

    Is she registered to vote there too?

    And her favorite “game” is “The Slot Factory” Whew!

    She represents what’s wrong with the whole Township scam.

    PS: Why does she feature photos of women wearing coats made from dog fur …. ? Is that even legal?

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