I am having a big problem regarding this matter. Should local government be purchasing property for an organization (no matter how good it maybe) which has the word “Christian” in is name? What message does that send to taxpayers with a different religious belief? In these economic times, does this unit of government have so much money that it can spend $150,000 to help a local charity organization? What about all the other expenses needed to refurbish this former bar and restaurant? I have not been in the Eagle’s Club in years but it was very dark and smoke-filled last time I was there. Those odors don’t go away easily even over time.
I almost wish I was a voter in Belvidere (rather than Bonus) Township so I could vote next Friday, August 5, 2011.
Was the public timely notified of the August 5 vote?
Below is the legal publication from the July 27, 2011 Belvidere Republican. Publication was nine days from the date of the meeting.
Here is the Notice of Special Town Meeting from the Township bulletin board. Note that there are no dates on the postings. Many clerks date their postings to clarify when the posting began.
The building was originally built for the local telephone company as a telephone switching station and office. It was replaced by the modern switch next door on the corner; the original YMCA was built on that corner.
If you have some questions or concerns, I suggest you contact your trustees or the township supervisor. See the photos below for their names and phone numbers: