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Grafton Township debacle

Published: Monday, March 4, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

To the Editor:

I was appalled when looking into the actions of the Grafton Township supervisor and board. I have long heard of and seen the dysfunctional government body at its worst.

Every agenda goes from the petty (moving a copier in the office) to serious financial and budgetary practices ($300,000 deal with the road commission).

Most egregious are the legal problems between the supervisor and board. There has been at least a $150,000 overrun of legal expenses because of this. That’s tax dollars being wasted. To see for yourself, go to the township website, select “Clerk,” then “Meeting Minutes.” Pick any year and any meeting.

You will not find anything to do with improving the township or strategic plans. Just what do we get for our taxes?

It’s time for a housecleaning, my fellow taxpayers.

James Dirksen

Crystal Lake

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