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McHenry fire petition

Published: Monday, May 20, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

To the Editor:

In his letter to the editor, Edward Guettler questions the facts in Emily Coleman’s story on the McHenry Fire District’s Routes 120-31 building fiasco.

The facts are correct. After six months of work, multiple FOIA requests, plans and specifications and 150 documents, I accurately presented the facts to the Board of Trustees on March 24, which I will recite again in any public forum.

Ed’s letter ignores the cronyism that plagues the protective halls of ignorance, where who you know trumps what you know. Fact is Ed, the district’s flagrant abuse of our tax money flushed $ 1.3 million down the toilet with nothing to show for it.

The appointed board of trustees’ ineptitude and micro-managing cries for an elected board for which I would lead the crusade. With a new fire house on the horizon, the politicians (and friends) are salivating over the possibility of flushing more of our tax money.

A petition is required before questioning the need for elections of trustees for the McHenry Township Fire Protection District in lieu of appointments.

Your email to don@architecturalservicesinc.com with the subject “Fire” would encourage directional momentum toward that effort.

My earlier speech (condensed) is available upon request.

Law requires 10 percent of registered voters in McHenry Township to petition for ballot confirmation.

A small donation of your time could gather sufficient signatures to create a transparent and elected board. 

Donald Allen

McHenry

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