LAKE COUNTY — Voters in four Lake County townships will be able to make their voices heard at the polls next Tuesday during the May 3 election. Elk, Sweetwater and Lake townships will decide school proposals for their districts, and the voters in Yates Township will determine whether township clerk Romayne Hollis-Raines will continue to serve as clerk in a recall election.
The language of the recall petition reads as follows: “Has not maintained township financial records according to state standards as evident by the June 2021 statutorily required auditor’s report and auditor’s subsequent email to clerk in September 2021. Has not since Dec. 2020, provided other township officials with the materials they need to perform their jobs, this includes not providing board packets on time to board members as required by the township board and administrative policies manual section 2.18 and also not providing requested documents to the planning commission and the ZBA. Has regularly dispersed township funds since Dec. 2020 without prior board approval.”