Monday, December 20, 2010

Grafton Township - Special Meeting tonight

LAST MINUTE CORRECTION: Tonight's meeting is at the Township office at 10109 Vine Street, Huntley, not at the Park District. I made a correction this morning, and I just received a call that the meeting is at the Township office. I am almost certain that I read the Agenda this morning before making the morning change; however, now it reads that the meeting is at the Township Office. (Editor, 6:38PM)

Tonight Grafton Township trustees and Supervisor will meet in a Special Meeting at the Huntley Park District building at 7:30PM. I recall from a previous notice that appeared somewhere that this meeting is about the property tax levy. No one will be surprised if the battle doesn't continue, in spite of Judge Caldwell's recent rulings.

When a public body (Grafton Township) has a website (it does), the Illinois Open Meetings Act requires it to post meeting notices at least 48 hours before meetings.

To view the Agenda, go to the homepage at and then you must scroll down below the "fold" to find tonight's meeting. Earlier I missed the announcement of the Special Meeting, because it was listed near the bottom of the page, not at the top. Also, the date and time were initially not listed, but as of 9:45AM I understand that the homepage announcement is to be edited to show the date and time.

Wouldn't it be preferable to show the first upcoming meeting clearly in view at the top of the page of meeting notices?

If you have been reading the local papers and blogs, you know that the Supervisor and the Trustees are battling a never-ending war, and it has probably cost Township residents about $200,000 so far. Who is the winner? The law firm of Ancel Glink, which has been representing the trustees (not the Supervisor or, apparently, the Township).

Judge Caldwell called a third strike on Ancel Glink and its attorney, Keri-Lyn Krafthefer, recently. Not just a called third strike; he threw them out of the game.

Will tonight's meeting be better than Saturday Night Live? Be there to find out. The meeting is to be held at the Huntley Park District, 12015 Mill Street, Huntley. Turn west on Mill Street from Route 47 and go to the end; it's on the left.

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