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Bob Miller billed McHenry Township Road District as consultant: Payroll records

Ex-Algonquin Township highway commissioner earned $480 as consultant

Payroll records have revealed another consulting client of former Algonquin Township Highway Commissioner Bob Miller.

In October and November 2017, Miller billed the McHenry Township Road District $480 under his company name: AMM Enterprises Inc. He charged the road district $40 an hour for 12 hours of work.

McHenry Township Highway Commissioner James Condon said he needed help with bid specifications to replace a conveyor system.

“He helped put the bid package together,” Condon said.

After more than a quarter of a century working inside the Algonquin Township Highway Department, Miller lost his seat in an upset February 2017 election to first-term road commissioner Andrew Gasser.

Miller, who served as highway commissioner for 24 years, later was the subject of a grand jury investigation into official misconduct related to road district spending over the past decade.

In an Oct. 30 court document filed in response to questions from Miller’s attorney, Thomas Gooch, Gasser accused the former highway commissioner of giving government property to political allies, bid rigging, using township credit cards to buy personal items for family members and falsifying government documents. Allegations include the purchase of Disneyland tickets.

Condon said the investigation is a “political witch hunt.”

“As far as documentation and what the rules are, I suspect there are very few people around the state who have the knowledge he has,” Condon said. “People criticize him, and he hasn’t been convicted of anything. He knows the rules for townships. That’s the bottom line.”

The tough year hasn’t kept Miller out of the road business.

​He also earned $40 an hour as a consultant inside the Nunda Township Road District since Aug. 15, according to records the Northwest Herald obtained through the Freedom of Information Act.

Miller declined to comment. He earned a gross of $8,220 from August 2017 to February, according to pay stubs.

His two sons-in-law, Andrew Rosencrans and Derek Lee, also landed jobs inside the road district last year.

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