To the Editor:
It is frustrating to read the comments, including McHenry Township Trustee Bob Anderson’s monthly Northwest Herald letter, about the lack of oversight related to the McHenry Township road commissioner. Consider this oversight: The township road commissioner is an elected position. Each of us has the ability and responsibility to make sure a competent and trustworthy individual is elected to that position, as with any other elected office.
The township board approves the budget of the township supervisor and, as shown by the board in Algonquin Township, can line item adjust any item/amount they feel is not appropriate (Interesting Anderson and his associates made no changes and approved the budget as submitted).
The township board also controls the salaries of a number of individuals in the township, including the township road commissioner.
Before you vote in favor of a proposal, understand the effect. Voting because it ”should” reduce taxes could be akin to voting for someone who states transparency, but ultimately holds interviews behind closed doors.
And speaking of transparency, which Anderson and his group state they favor, why is it that neither he nor his fellow trustees shared Bill Cunningham’s plan to resign midterm?
Anyone who interacted with Cunningham knew for years his plan about moving to Wisconsin – that he had purchased property and was having a house built.
Do not vote for consolidation until you have an opportunity to fully understand the costs, benefits and effect of your choice.