Ruth Ann Karnes sworn in as new Plainfield Township Clerk

By BETH ALTENA The Plainfield Township Board voted to appoint Ruth Ann Karnes to fill the position of resigned Clerk Scott Harvey after discussion during their regular meeting on Monday, July 15. The seat for Harvey was empty during the proceedings as Harvey, after agreeing to continue in the position two more weeks, took the […]

Rockford City Council plans strategies for future

Five items identified as priorities for this year By BETH ALTENA Rockford City Manager Michael Young recently informed Rockford City Council about developments as construction season progresses and reiterated the goals current council would like to resolve before the end of this year. Young said he has had meetings on trail developments that he is […]

Cannon Township Planning Commission recommends unusual zoning agreement

Ric’s Food Center owner Andy Woodrick and his wife Monica spoke at the Tuesday, February 12 Planning Commission meeting, asking the board to approve a deal that would get action moving on the failed development surrounding the store.

Lot-size variance in two developments linked to action on Town Square Village PUD by BETH ALTENA The Cannon Township Planning Commission approved a recommendation to the regular Board of Trustees to approve an unusual proposal regarding three bankrupt developments in the township. Mr. Scott, of Pendulum Real Estate, owns two developments in the township that […]

‘I don’t see going back to high salaries of the old days’

Plainfield Compensation Committee hears from Deputy Clerk, Treasurer   by BETH ALTENA   After an evening of hearing the minutia of the daily duties of the Deputy Clerk and Deputy Treasurer, Jon Rathbun summed up his opinion regarding the pay scales for the township clerk and treasurer. “I certainly don’t see going back to the […]

New Plainfield board votes against pay raises for new treasurer, clerk

Non-statutory duties removed from Clerk’s office By BETH ALTENA The newly elected members of the Plainfield Township Board were asked to consider—in their first meeting as elected official—a resolution to double the pay of Township Clerk Scott Harvey for compensation for non-statutory duties and entitle him to full benefits, and a similar proposal for the […]