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 …
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 …
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Two write-in candidates have thrown their names into the Grafton Township race - one is David Moore, of Huntley and husband of Supervisor Linda Moore.
Tuesday, February 12
Two write-in candidates have joined the race for Grafton Township positions, the First Electric Newspaper reports. The write-in candidates are running for the Feb. 26 Republican primary and include Huntley resident David Moore, husband of incumbent Grafton Supervisor Linda Moore, FEN reports. David Moore is running as a write-in candidate for a Grafton Township trustee seat. Former Huntley Library Board member Kathryn Francis, of Huntley, is a write-in candidate for township clerk, FEN reports. No candidates were running for the clerk post. The write-in candidates registered Dec. 27, with the county clerk's office. Related Stories: Grafton Township Election Race Packed with Candidates
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Three candidates have declared their intention to run for the position so far
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Pam Fender, a Huntley Village trustee for the past 7 years, announced her plans Tuesday to run for Grafton Township Supervisor. She is the third candidate to announce the intention to seek the seat in the February 2013 primary. Incumbent Linda Moore, and township resident Marty Waitzman, have said they also will run. Fender picked up her packet for the position on Tuesday. “I want to run for Supervisor, because the job is an important one, treating people with respect, helping them up and out of a terrible economy,” Fender said. “A Township's main jobs are to take care of seniors, people who are poor, those who need a helping hand. I am qualified to do that job, feeling like I have trained for this position all my life.” Fender said her …
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
She is the third candidate in the primary race
Huntley Village Trustee Pam Fender announced her intention Tuesday to run for Grafton Township Supervisor. She is the third candidate in the race so far. Fender joins Marty Waitzman and incumbent Linda Moore in announcing her candidacy. Check out huntleypatch.com tomorrow for the full story.
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Marty Waitzman running against Grafton Township Supervisor Linda Moore in February 2013 primary.
UPDATE 3 p.m. Aug. 23: Grafton Town Superviros Linda Moore announced in a press release Thursday she would run for re-election. ----------- Marty Waitzman attended this year’s Grafton town hall meeting and what he saw compelled him to take action. Waitzman announced his candidacy Wednesday for Grafton Township Supervisor in the February 2013 primary, running against Supervisor Linda Moore. “The initial thing that peaked my interest is the amount of legal fees being spent,” the Algonquin attorney and CPA said. “Then when I started attending the board meetings, the animosity and lack of cooperation was just too unreasonable for me.” Moore announced her intent to run for reelection to the Northwest Herald, the newspaper reported Wednesday …