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Last week we reposted an article from the McHenry County Blog announcing, “Elaine Ramesh appointed to Algonquin Township Board”.

We omitted that a total 13 candidates filed for the position created when Melissa Victor stepped down according to the Blog (seeApplicants to Replace Melissa Victor as Algonquin Township Trustee“), and two of those candidates are Barrington Hills residents as seen below:

“Elaine Marie Ramesh, Barrington Hills, patent attorney, former BH Village Clerk and Trustee, member of the McHenry County Republican Women’s Club, member of McHenry County Conservation District Advisory Committee, equestrian advocate, raised $40,000 local private match to Federal Recreational Trails program grant to install a horse trailer parking lot to support five miles of multi-use trails. 

Linda H. Cools, Barrington Hills, Citizens Advisory Group for IDOT re widening of Route 62, advocates lowering the required bid level for Highway Department, advocates countering negative publicity, ran twice for the BH Village Board, advocate of transparency, records and posts BH Village Board meetings on Facebook, endorsed by BH Trustees Fritz Gohl and Robert Zubak.

Fritz Gohl is not a Barrington Hills trustee, although he was in some darker times in our past history. He is now in a paid position as trustee for Barrington Township (he ran unopposed) where he can inflict far less damage to the taxpayers of this Village than he did in his too many years on the Barrington Hills Board of Trustees.

Apparently, the resident who filed for consideration is not up on current events, or decided on their own that accurate facts should not matter in the trustee’s consideration. 

Robert Zubak

Our larger concern is the apparent endorsement by Trustee Robert Zubak of this resident’s filing to fill the vacancy (“apparent” due to the fact that the applicant has  “misstated” facts before).  If Zubak did endorse this applicant, does that imply an endorsement as a potential running mate in the 2021 Village Trustee elections?

Perhaps we’ll learn the answer at Monday evening’s Board of Trustees meeting. If not, only time will tell.

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Elaine Ramesh

The McHenry County Blog posted the following announcement yesterday:

“The three members of the Algonquin Township Board agreed to appoint Barrington Hills resident Elaine Remesh to replace Melissa Victor as Trustee.

A summary of the new Trustee follows:

Elaine Marie Ramesh, Barrington Hills, patent attorney, former BH Village Clerk and Trustee, member of the McHenry Countu Republican Women’s Club, member of McHenry County Conservation District Advisory Committee, equestrian advocate, raised $40,000 local private match to Federal Recreational Trails program grant to install a horse trailer parking lot to support five miles of multi-use trails”

The original posting can be read here.

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AnnaPaulBarrington Hills didn’t need to look far for its new village hall leader.

Former village clerk Anna Paul, who had been acting director of administration since January, will continue in that post on a permanent basis. The village board agreed to appoint her to the job Monday night.

“I am honored and appreciative that the board unanimously voted to appoint me for the position of director of administration,” Paul said. “Final details are still being worked out, but I look forward to continuing to serve the board and the residents of Barrington Hills.”

Village President Martin McLaughlin said Paul topped about 35 candidates for the job. She earned the position and a two-year contract with her performance over the past six months, he said.

“We’ve had some significant rain issues and road issues that really tested her,” McLaughlin said Tuesday. “We had a lot of flooding in the village that we had to coordinate with multiple agencies and towns and townships. She did a great job.”

Paul, who previously worked as village clerk and Barrington Hills’ communications chief, became acting director of administration Jan. 1. She replaced Robert Kosin, who retired after serving as director of administration since 1986.

McLaughlin said Paul knows Barrington Hills’ roughly 30 square miles “from head to toe.” He said there are more duties for Barrington Hills’ director of administration who heads a small village hall staff, compared to similar positions in larger communities.

“There are a lot of nuances to the village,” he said. “I mean, Anna really will be running everything from phone lines to computer systems to coordinating with four counties, two townships, two school districts.”

The rest of the Daily Herald article can be found here.

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BACC-HiRes-cropSeveral officials representing schools, libraries, park districts and other local governments in the Barrington area will address the issues facing their constituents during an upcoming public forum.

Hosted by the Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce, the second annual “Public Town Hall Forum” lets Barrington area residents hear from their local officials directly and under one roof, said Suzanne Corr, president and CEO of the Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce.

“This public town hall forum offers residents and business leaders in the Barrington area a chance to hear firsthand vital information about how their tax dollars are being used in our communities,” Corr said in a news release.

Attendees also can submit questions to the speakers during the event, which starts at 8 a.m. April 25 at Makray Memorial Golf Club, 1010 S. Northwest Highway, Barrington.

To register for the event, interested residents can call 847-381-2525 or visit the chamber’s web site at www.barringtonchamber.com.

The speakers for this year’s forum include Jesse Henning, the new executive director of the Barrington Area Library; Brian Harris, superintendent of Barrington School District 220; Jim Kreher, fire chief of the Barrington Countryside Fire Protection District; Dennis Kelly, treasurer of the Barrington Hills Park District; Teresa Jennings, executive director of the Barrington Park District; Jay Morgan, executive director of the South Barrington Park District; and Kenneth Ender, president of Harper College, the chamber said.

To read the full article in the Chicago Tribune, click here.

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AnnaPaulAnna Paul has stepped into the top administrative post at Barrington Hills village hall as a result of a longtime official’s retirement.

Paul, who had been village clerk and communications chief, is working as acting director of administration. Her appointment became official Jan. 1.

Robert Kosin, whose retirement became effective Jan. 1, was lauded by the village board for 35 years of service to Barrington Hills. He started as planning and zoning coordinator in 1982 and was named to the top position of director of administration in 1986.

…Paul, who will be paid at the rate of $88,000 a year as acting director of administration, said she’s knowledgeable about Barrington Hills’ internal workings and worked closely with Kosin.

“During this time, I gained the understanding and insight of the administrator’s role in running the village,” she said. “I enjoy working with residents and elected (and) appointed officials to better the community. I am excited to be able to continue serving the village and for the opportunity to have a greater role moving forward.”

Paul said she plans to continue making village operations more efficient while helping elected officials reduce the budget.

“My first goal is to reduce redundancies and continue modernizing operations,” she said.

Nikki Panos was appointed to replace Paul as village clerk. Panos will receive a $35,000 annual salary.

You can read the full story in the Daily Herald here.

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VBH__LogoThe ePacket agenda containing links to documents to be discussed during Tuesday evening’s Village Board meeting has been posted.  To access the ePacket link, click here.

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