Saturday, April 13, 2013
Township board met Thursday night to discuss which bills to pay, and which ones to put off.
Saturday, April 13
The Grafton Township board in a meeting Thursday night discussed which bills to pay, and which to delay payment in light of its grime financial state, the First Electric Newspaper reports. Supervisor Linda Moore, who lost her bid for re-election, said the township has $122,000 in the bank to cover about $250,000 worth of payrolls before more arrive in June, FEN reports. As Moore and the rest of the trustees argued over which bills to pay, members of the newly elected township board watched with dismay, the FEN article stated. Trustee Betty Zirk also said Moore "botched" financial statements for Tuesday's Annual Township Meeting for both the Road District and the Township. Zirk said the Road District statement was off $75,000, and the …
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Unofficial election results show James Kearns won the Grafton Township Supervisor race.
James Kearns is Grafton Township's next supervisor, according to preliminary election results from the McHenry County Clerk's office. The supervisor race preliminary totals with 31 out of 31 precincts reporting had Kearns ahead with 1,944 votes or 50.88 percent while Pam Fender had 1,877 votes, or 49.12 percent of the vote. In the race for Township Assessor, Alan Zielinski defeated Terra Jensen. Zielinski had 1,998 votes or 52.97 percent while Jensen had 1,774 votes or 47.03 percent. Kathryn Francis is running unopposed for clerk. In the Highway Commissioner race, Tom Poznanski had 2,020 votes or 54.20 percent while Tim Hoeft had 1,707 votes or 45.80 percent, according to preliminary results. There were eight candidates running for four …
Sunday, April 7, 2013
Alan Zielinski is a candidate for Grafton Township Assessor.
Sunday, April 7
Alan Zielinski Age: 62. Family: Mary & Bob (sister and brother-in-law), Michaelene (significant other) and Sasha, Klondike, Igloo & Mickie (four rescue Samoyeds who comprise our Fuzzy White Dog Pack). Education: B.S., Chemical Engineering from Purdue University. MBA from Michigan State University. All required fundamental and continuing education courses for active Real Estate Appraiser certifications in Illinois and Wisconsin. All required coursework for a Certified Illinois Assessment Officer designation. Occupation: real estate and business valuation. Previous elected or appointed offices: none. Position sought: Grafton Township Assessor. Political party: Republican. Campaign E-mail address: Info@AlforAssessor.com Campaign committee: …
Sunday, March 17, 2013
Township officials warn services and office could close in mid-April due to lack of funds, the Daily Herald reports.
Sunday, March 17
Grafton Township is facing a financial crisis and could shut down by mid-April because there's not enough money to pay bills, the Daily Herald reports. Township officials tried to borrow up to $110,000 from Grafton Township Road Commissioner Jack Freund to cover the township's payroll and bills. Township Supervisor Linda Moore also voided a $300,00 payment to the road district (written to buy back the township's Vine Street office in Huntley from the road district), to keep finances afloat, the Herald reports. Freund declined to issue the $110,000 loan because he wanted the township board to pay the $300,000 first, the story said. After bills and payroll, the township fund has $180,619 remaining, the story stated. Robert K. Bush, a …
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Pam Fender—a Huntley Village Board trustee—will now face Jim Kearns of Huntley during the general election on April 9.
A Huntley Village Board trustee will move forward as the Republican candidate in the race for the Grafton Township Supervisor seat. Pam Fender of Huntley beat incumbent Linda Moore and challenger Martin J. Waitzman of Algonquin during Tuesday's primary election, according to preliminary results posted on the McHenry County Clerk's website. Fender lead with 600 votes followed by Waitzman with 468 votes and Moore with 450 votes, according to preliminary results. Fender will now face Jim Kearns of Huntley during the general election on April 9. Moore of Huntley and the Grafton Township Board have been at odds since her election, a contentious relationship that has resulted in numerous lawsuits filed by both sides. Moore recently made …
Several area township races were voted on during Tuesday's primary election.
Below are the preliminary results from contested races in Tuesday's primary election: Grafton Township Supervisor: One to be elected to four-year term. Grafton Township Assessor: One to be elected to four-year term. Grafton Township Highway Commissioner: One to be elected to four-year term. Updated at 8 p.m. on Feb. 26. ------- Voters will decide on candidates in many local township races during a primary election on Tuesday, Feb. 26. There are three contested races for Grafton township including, township supervisor, township clerk, township assessor and township highway commissioner. Grafton Township covers a portion of Algonquin, Lake in the Hills, Huntley, Crystal Lake and Lakewood. More on the Grafton Township election and the …
Friday, February 15, 2013
Judge tells supervisor Moore to sign paperwork and release check for audit she voted against, or serve 30 days in jail.
Friday, February 15
McHenry County Judge Michael Caldwell on Friday told Grafton Township Supervisor Linda Moore to sign a contract for audit services and issue the $10,000 check to pay for it, or serve 30 days in jail for contempt of court, the Northwest Herald reports. Grafton Township trustees signed a contract with ECS Financial Services in November by a 4-to-1 vote, but Moore voted against it. Caldwell said Moore's refusal to sign the contract and pay the down payment to the audit company amounted to contempt because in December 2010 he ruled that Moore and the township trustees can not interfere with each other's official duties, the Herald reports. Caldwell said Moore can't refuse to sign contracts just because she disagrees with them. Moore won't …
Friday, February 8, 2013
Seven Grafton Township residents are running for the four trustee seats; four candidates are vying for the supervisor post.
Oh, Grafton Township. Years of contention, lawsuits and disputes between township officials have apparently drawn the attention of residents wanting to step up and serve. Unlike many other local races - which don't have enough candidates - the Grafton Township ballot is packed for the Feb. 26 Primary and the April 9 Consolidated Election. Here are the candidates: Moore, Fender and Waitzman will be the first to battle for the Grafton Supervisor position in the Feb. 26 Republican Primary Election. The winner will face Kearns in the April 9th Consolidated Election, said Harriet Ford, Grafton Township Clerk. Poznanski and Dvorak will face each other in the Republican Primary. The winner will then proceed to run against Hoeft on April 9, Ford…
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Alan Zielinski doesn’t predict snow but a blizzard of kindness.
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Alan Zielinski, candidate for Grafton Township Assessor is predicting not one but two blizzards for Sunday, October 21, 2012. In addition to specifying the precise day, he's also predicting their exact time and location. Zielinski's prediction is for "a blizzard of fuzzy white dogs coinciding with a blizzard of kindness." Both will occur at Sammy's Bar and Grill located on the northeast corner of Route 47 and Coral Street in Huntley between noon and 4 p.m. How can he be so sure? The first blizzard will be provided by Zielinski's campaign staff of fuzzy white rescue dogs and their rescue pals. Zielinski believes he knows Grafton Township residents well enough that they'll be providing the second blizzard of kindness. Samir Abdullai, …
Friday, August 31, 2012
Free program offered at Grafton Township
Friday, August 31, 2012
Grafton Township is hosting a Super Senior event to help with driver's license renewal. From 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., seniors can attend the free event at the American Legion Hall, 11712 Coral St., Huntley. At the event, seniors can review the rules of the road in preparation of taking the written test. It also will allow seniors to renew their driver's license or obtain a free State ID card. The rules of the road refresher course class will be held from 9:30 to 11 a.m. It is designed to give drivers, especially senior citizens, the knowledge and confidence needed to renew or obtain a driver’s license. The Review Course combines an explanation of the driving exam with a practice written exam. At the event, you can also: -Renew or correct a …