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Letters to the Editor

Letter: Passage of township referendum will net tax savings

To the Editor:

I received a few calls regarding last week’s Letter to the Editor. Two things I do know, the County of Kendall does not want to be assuming management for any Oswego Township Road. The county is focused on trying to come up with the county’s matching funds to build the $40 million Eldamain Bridge, downstream from Yorkville.

And when the vote “yes” to abolish/consolidate referendum is approved by township voters, the current road commissioner will serve out his term of office, he will have the opportunity to apply for the new township road superintendent W-2 management position. This is not a political appointment but based upon merit, qualifications and experience, with scheduled periodic township board evaluation reviews based on achievable goals set by 5 elected board members. Many economies-of-scale savings will be realized by bringing road management under one roof with daily tracking and reporting, like a municipal street department.

Much progress has been made since 2017 when township taxpayers elected a new township supervisor, 3 new trustees and a new road commissioner. Abolishment/consolidation is the next step to streamline township government operations and promote additional cost savings, eliminating several repetitious government functions under the present divided arrangement.

Todd W. Milliron

Yorkville

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