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Friday, December 15, 2006

By Ron Fero: Lohrmann is looking out for us

We are so tired of all the fuss from other County Board supervisors over what Board Chairperson Ann Lohrmann did gathering signatures to down-size the Walworth County Board from 25 to 11 (which is not illegal).

If the present county board would have done their job and had consideration and listened to what taxpayers want, instead of just spend, spend, spend, there wouldn't be an effort to downsize.

Perhaps some county supervisors are getting nervous that the taxpaying public will actually have a say as to their conduct and spending practices if there is a referendum to downsize.

Ann Lohrmann represents the bulk of our township and is at our meetings, calls us to inform the town board of what is going on and helps us if we have problems with anything in the county and returns our phone calls.

We are not embarrassed by Ann Lohrmann; however, we are embarrassed by our other county board supervisor, Jerry Grant. He never calls to see if we have any problems, or with an update of county business or comes to a town board meeting. We did invite him to the last meeting to tell us why he voted for an almost 10 percent increase in the county budget.

One of our citizens asked him why he didn't vote for what the taxpayers of Whitewater Township want, and his reply was "I voted my conscience."

Well, that may be well and good to do that, but it is not representing our township and what our citizens want.

We understand Jerry Grant has asked Ann Lohrmann to resign as chairperson of the county board. Well, we would like to see Jerry Grant resign as our county board supervisor, and be represented by someone who actually listens to the citizens of this township and doesn't live in a city.

We support Ann Lohrmann as our representative to the county and as county board chairperson.

Ron Fero, chairperson, Whitewater Township

Ralph Goessling, supervisor, Whitewater Township

Norm Prusener, supervisor, Whitewater Township

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