Belvidere Township attorney, resident disagree over accusations
Written by Bob Balgemann
Belvidere Township resident Max Newport believes the township board of trustees has violated state statutes.
Township attorney Keri-Lynn Krafthefer disagrees, saying there is no proof of that.
They exchanged those views at the board’s July 24 meeting during the public comments portion of the agenda. And the public’s ability to address the board also was criticized by Newport.
Belvidere Township’s legal fees have skyrocketed 383 percent from five years ago.
By Jennifer Wheeler
The township has been scrutinized for months with residents filing lengthy Freedom of Information Act requests and writing memos that require legal responses. People have questioned the township’s budget, public comment process and whether the government body should even exist.
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