Highway commissioner complaints lead to Limestone Township leader's resignation
Limestone Township Supervisor Dennis Rettke has resigned following a slew of township residents’ complaints about the way the township highway commissioner has been conducting business, according to the Edgar County Watchdogs (ECW).
"The supervisor was adamant they had no say in how the highway commissioner conducted business or spent public funds, but they were wrong," the ECW posted on its Illinois Leaks website.
Limestone Township called a special meeting following the news of Rettke’s resignation, although it is against township code of conduct, the ECW wrote, citing code as reading: “Special township meetings shall be held when the township board (or at least 15 voters of the township) file in the office of the township clerk a written statement that a special meeting is necessary for the interests of the township … (and the meeting) shall be held no less than 14 days nor more than 45 days after the written request is filled.”
The ECW called for a cancellation of the special meeting because a resignation is to be based off of sufficient cause shown to the township code, and according to ECW, no such cause has been identified.