Departing township highway boss accused of taking Algonquin for a ride
Bob Miller has been making the most out of his last days in office at taxpayers' expense, the McHenry County Blog alleged recently.
The blog, put together by former Republican Rep. Cal Skinner, accused the Algonquin Township highway commissioner of spending approximately $445,000 in his last month in office. Miller is leaving office after losing his re-election bid to Andrew Gasser.
"From new lighting in the highway commissioner’s office to new garage doors on the garages, Miller has broke open the check book his last month in office," the blog says.
The site shows receipts that include $498.98 for food at Doug Hilman’s retirement party at Galati’s Hideaway and $206.25 on a new watch. Skinner also speculates that taxpayers will have to pay for a new street sweeper that cost $297,000.85.
The accusations come amid reports that Miller handed the township a bill of $47, 381.84 for sick days he accumulated in public service. Miller’s father, Del Miller, who held the highway commissioner post before him, passed the rule that hourly employees can “cash in” on unused sick days.
Miller said he had more than 263 sick days that he had accumulated from 1972 to 1993, when he worked as an hourly employee before being elected commissioner.
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