Limestone supervisor betrays lack of government knowledge, group contends
Limestone Township Supervisor Dennis Rettke displayed a profound lack of understanding of the relationship between the township board and the highway commissioner at a recent meeting, according to the Edgar County Watchdogs (ECW).
The group reports that Rettke told residents that the board does not approve bills for the highway commissioner after the commissioner, Glenn Kramer, acknowledged using township property for personal use, the ECW reported, contending also that the property, a pickup truck, was not purchased legally.
A meeting attendee questioned why the board had approved those expenses, which prompted Rettke to allegedly say the bills were not up to the board, the ECW said.
“The point is, when it says the township board shall approve or audit, it clearly points to the board having authority over certain activities of the highway commissioner,” ECW co-founder Kirk Allen wrote. “When we hear a supervisor make claims that the board has no authority over the road commissioner’s bills, it tells us they have not read the law that applies to their duties, of which they took an oath to uphold.”