Nunda Township Christmas Parties

McHenry County Blog filed a Freedom of Information request of documents relating to Christmas parties paid by Nunda Township taxpayers back to 2012.

The response found the Nunda Township Road District and Town Fund hosted holiday parties and charged them to the taxpayer.

In 2013, The Nunda Township Board met to accept Supervisor John Heisler’s resignation and appoint Trustee Jim Schlader Interim Supervisor. From left to right are Road Commissioner Don Kopsel, Trustees Joni Smith and Lee Jennings, Clerk Bridgett Provenzano, Trustees Tom Palmer and James Schlader and Assessor Dennis Jagla.

In 2012, the Assessor’s Office held a party at Crystal Lake’s Jamison’s Charhouse.

Then Assessor Dennis Jqgla spent $268.21 on it.

Mike Lesperance

In 2013, Road Commissioner Mike Lesperance celebrated the holiday season at 3D Bowl/Sideouts Bar & Eatery in Island Lake.

The bill was $1,039.25

In 2014,  the festivities of Road Commissioner Lesperance were held at the Twin Oaks Country Inn in Wilmot, Wisconsin.

The cost was $602.10.

In 2015, Assessor Jagle took staff members to Jamison’s again.

The cost was $295.01.

2016 again saw the Assessor’s Office party at Jamison’s.

The cost was $159.48.

There is also a charge of $100 from the Route 14 Japanese restaurant Kyoto’s on December 21, but from the documents provided, I cannot determine the year or the office.

In 2016, the Highway Department celebration was at the Village Squire.

$1,207.44, plus a $270 tip, was spent there, plus apparently a $222.23 at Riverside Chocolate.

Nunda Township Village Squire bill for December 4, 2016. The circled $100 deposit was subtracted from the bill.

The liquor, wine and beer were billed to Road Commissioner Mike Lesperance personally.

On December 18, 2017, the Nunda Township Christmas Party was held at the Crystal Lake Rib House.

The cost was $2,017.30.


Nunda Township Christmas Parties — 7 Comments

  1. Nip this in bud now or we’ll be paying for Hannuka, Kwansa, and Festivus parties.

  2. Sunshine blogger, stop the war on Christmas! Stay tuned…74 days…tic, tock, tic, tock, tic, tock, meeeeeoooooowwwwwwwww…

  3. Unbelievable! These crooks make the case to get rid of their own Townships!

  4. Townshipofficials are always having a party…. BUT IT’S ALWAYS ON US!

    Go Bob Anderson, let’s abolish them!

  5. Thank you for providing this information. Our family has recently moved to McHenry County and your blog was recommended to me by a neighbor.

    I only wish I would have known about it sooner.

    My husband works as a letter carrier for the Post Office and they have to chip in their own money and us wives cook/bake dishes and desserts to bring if the employees wish to have a Christmas party every year.

    He busts his hump working 10 hour days walking his route and he has to pay for his office festivities out of his own pocket; why must he also pay for Nunda Township’s?

    To think some secretary or paper pusher gets to eat a prime rib dinner on his dime is disgusting.

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