Letters to the Editor

Letter: Don't abolish McHenry Township road district

To the Editor:

Really, McHenry Township trustees can’t run the McHenry Township road district. Vote no. I was amazed when I watched the video of the McHenry Township monthly meeting Oct. 11. The trustees spent 20 minutes discussing a simple question asked by Highway Commissioner Jim Condon. The question was: Do we help McHenry Township residents who live adjacent to a roadway in the village of Bull Valley if the village is unable or unwilling to?

This particular case was the simple removal of a dead tree in the road right of way in front of a township resident’s home. The trustees spent about 
20 minutes discussing this and never could make a decision. Trustee Bob Anderson said do nothing, but who would be surprised by that?

Trustee Steve Verr, who also is an attorney, said send a letter to the village of Bull Valley – not hard to believe. Trustee Stan Wojewski seemed to be the only one with some common sense when he said we have the equipment and staff, the resident is in the township and the village of Bull Valley can’t or won’t address this, so have road district staff take it down.

What we need to keep in mind is Condon, a professional engineer, makes these types of decisions about 10 times a day. Based on the trustee group’s inability to come to any common decision on this simple matter, I say let’s keep the road district and the highway commissioner who gets things done. Vote no in November on eliminating the McHenry Township road district and common-sense decision-making by the highway commissioner.

Brittany Vick

McHenry

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