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DuPage Township board to discuss seeking applicants for supervisor vacancy

Previous supervisor stepped down last month

The DuPage Township Board of Trustees will discuss advertising for applicants to fill the vacancy of supervisor at its next board meeting on Monday.

The board also will discuss and act on establishing another date to meet, review applications and interview for the position, according to its agenda. Supervisor William Mayer stepped down from the post last month after 18 years with the township because, he said, of a business opportunity that would require him to travel and work more.

The board was scheduled to appoint Trustee Ken Burgess to be the next supervisor at a meeting last week, but Trustee Alyssia Benford asked to table the action because, she read from the Public Officer Prohibited Activities Act, “no township supervisor or trustee, during the term of office for which he or she is elected, may accept, be appointed to, or hold any office by the appointment of the board of township trustees unless he or she first resigns from the office of supervisor or trustee.” The law later states a violation of this statute constitutes a felony.

After Trustee Maripat Oliver and Burgess voted against tabling the agenda item, Benford and Trustee Dennis Raga walked out of the meeting. With two of the four trustees no longer in attendance, the board did not have a quorum.

Benford and Raga requested the meeting at 7 p.m. Monday.

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