The new members of the Algonquin Township Board were sworn in today and, unlike last Thursday’s Nunda Township ceremony, nobody wore a mask.
First up at 10 AM was new Supervisor Randy Funk.
I learned that Funk has been the insurance agent for Algonquin Township for the last fifteen years when he told me one of his first acts would be to resign that post and select a replacement.
When Funk read the Oath of Office, I noticed it was different from the one administered in Nunda Township.
Funk ended his statement, “So help me God.”
When I looked at the document he was to sign, it did not contain those words.
So, I guess God has been excised from the taking of office, as well as from public schools.
At 11:30, the rest of the Township Board took office:
- Teresa Sharpe Decker
- Therese Fronczak
- Millie Medendorp
- Edward J. Zimel Jr.
Again, there was hardly a mask in sight, except for one immunocompromised person.
The new Algonquin Township officials posed in front of the Township’s electronic sign, which read, “Congratulations to our new township officials.”
Funk bought pizza for those attending.
It was served in the room where Township meetings are held.