To the Editor:
The Aug. 8 meeting of the McHenry Township trustees showed that the same three trustees refuse to do what the people want. Approximately 250 people attended a special meeting on Monday the 5th and overwhelmingly (247 to 2) voted to put the matter of the senior bus service on the ballot next March.
Nobody at these recent meetings has voiced opposition to the bus service, the letters to the editor have been 100% in favor of keeping the service, except for Mr. Anderson's recent letter, yet they still voted to eliminate the service. They do not care about the facts regarding McRide and Pace, which do not provide the same level of service the township does.
They were asked to keep the service until the end of March of 2020 as the money for the service is allocated until then and stopping it in November will not save us a dime on our taxes. They were asked to wait until then to see what the referendum showed. Mr. Anderson wanted to know if the people voted to keep the service, did they have to listen to them?
Wait, you are suppose to be representing the people and you basically admitted you do not care what the voters want. Remember, too, that this service adds less than $8 per year to the average real estate tax bill.
So we have Mr. Anderson, who doesn't care what you want, just what he wants. Second, you have Mr. Rakestraw, who has not even been paying his property taxes. Third, you have Mr. Verr, who has snarky responses to those who support the bus service and is full of incorrect facts.(Watch the YouTube video of the meeting, he is the most obnoxious of the three.)
Now the Attorney General's office of Illinois is investigating a possible violation to the Americans with Disabilities Act. These three still don't care. Remember these three names when you vote the next time for trustees - Anderson, Rakestraw and Verr have to go.
Anyone with ideas on what else can be done to fight this, please write in.