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, 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 …
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…