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We revisit Al Hornaday, a Morgan County township trustee trying to inject some common sense into local government. In today’s brief video, Hornaday explains there are some major discrepancies between the small amount of poor relief provided in some townships and the high costs of simply running the township office. Visit www.MySmartGov.org for more.
Al Hornaday is a former township trustee in Morgan County. As you will see, he is a hard-working Hoosier doing what he could to help people in his community. But in this short video – and several to come on budget numbers, emergency services and more – Al, who served for 12 years, says the office is simply no longer needed.
Let’s see if we have this latest story of township ineptitude correct (kudos to 6News and reporter Kara Kenney for their continued fine work in detailing these unfortunately true stories that seem to be more suited to Ripley’s Believe It or Not):
A Morgan County township trustee resigns because there’s no more money left for poor relief
The trustee cites personal reasons and simply disconnects the township office phone, which happens to be in her house
State Board of Accounts audits reveal recent problems with recordkeeping, overspending and more
The only person seeking the office thus far is the former trustee’s daughter, who also happens to be a precinct chair and will be part of the caucus to choose the temporary replacement
Read the full story. And ask yourself, and more importantly ask your legislators, when they’re going to put an end to this abuse of your taxpayer dollars. It’s not a political issue; it’s simply time to do away with ineffective and inefficient township government.