McHenry County Board to Disclose Conflicts of Interest

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Byline: Elena Ferrarin

The McHenry County Board voted to disclose to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development four potential conflicts of interest regarding Community Development Block Grant program funding applications.

The potential conflicts of interest involve McHenry County Board members Virginia Peschke and Sandra Fay Salgado, and Community Development Block Grant commission member Phillip Bartmann and ex officio, nonvoting member Cathryn Perfetti.

Pioneer Center for Human Services in McHenry applied for just under $80,000 in grant funds, including $37,000 in renovations for Tower View Apartments in McHenry. Board member Salgado works as vice president of human resources for the agency, while Bartmann's wife has been a program manager there for 35 years.

The McHenry County Housing Authority applied for $125,000 in funding for an emergency housing rehabilitation program; Perfetti is a Housing Authority commissioner.

Family Alliance Inc. in Woodstock applied for $16,500 in funding for things like software and carpeting; Peschke is a member of the organization's advisory council. …