Area Township Annual Meetings Set for Tonight

By Patterson, Jennifer | Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL), April 9, 2002 | Go to article overview

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 town meeting is conducted by a member of the audience chosen by the township clerk at the start of the evening, said Algonquin Township Supervisor Pat Floeter.

If there is a resolution or a decision that must be made, registered voters in the audience are the ones to say "aye" and "nay."

Tonight, those in Dundee Township will be able to vote on the purchase of a 1-acre parcel adjacent to the township highway department building on Route 72 and Sleepy Hollow Road.

Highway Commissioner Larry Braasch has plans to build a storage building on the property, but the purchase must be approved first.

In Elgin Township, participants will be asked to decide on a measure to sell a portion of the governmental body's McLean Boulevard property to the city of Elgin for a future road widening project.

The two governments haven't agreed on a price yet, but voters must give the idea their stamp of approval if it's going to happen, said Elgin Township Supervisor Doug Johnson.

Like the agendas at many other townships meetings tonight, Algonquin Township's won't include any earth-shattering business, Floeter said.

Still, voting on whether the township should sell old highway department equipment is residents' privilege.

"Electors really are in charge of the products their taxes pay for," Floeter said. "That road grader is theirs."

The meeting also is a good time for residents to hear about township finances and to air any concerns about services or property tax assessments, among other things, officials say.

Depending what's on the constituents' minds, there can be 100 people at an annual meeting or ten, Harney said.

"I think it's what we all make of it," she said. "It's just another opportunity for elected officials and voters to interact."

GRAPHIC: Meeting the public

Here are the specifics on annual meetings being held in local townships tonight:

Algonquin Township

Location: 3702 Route 14, Crystal Lake

Time: 7:30 p. …

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