Area Township Annual Meetings Set for Tonight
Patterson, Jennifer, Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL)
Byline: Jennifer Patterson Daily Herald Staff Writer
There may not be much on the agenda, but annual town meetings are important nonetheless, township officials say.
"It's a chance for us to showcase what we're doing and a chance for the voters to voice their opinions," said Dundee Township Supervisor Sue Harney.
Town meetings will be held by townships throughout the Fox Valley area tonight.
At more than 150 years old, township government was around long before municipalities formed and took over services for their own residents.
At that time, the annual meetings were an opportunity for residents to help decide how their tax dollars were spent, Harney said.
It's less that way now, but the public still has a role in the event.
Unlike monthly township meetings, the annual …
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Publication information: Article title: Area Township Annual Meetings Set for Tonight. Contributors: Patterson, Jennifer - Author. Newspaper title: Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL). Publication date: April 9, 2002. Page number: 3. © 2009 Paddock Publications. COPYRIGHT 2002 Gale Group.
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