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Because of these issues, many have taken to requesting documents under the Freedom of Information Act, which Mayer said has put a strain on full-time staffers who also are in charge of other day-to-day township operations.
But Mayer stressed the good things that DuPage Township does, like feeding more than 1,000 people every month through its food pantry and the more than 400 local children staying active year-round in its summer programs. This costs taxpayers about $30 to $40 each a month.
For those who might advocate dissolving townships, Mayer said he hasn't heard a viable solution to address the continuation of services that townships provide.
"It's government," he said. "You're going to have positive things that come of it. You're going to have negative things that people don't agree with."