by Keith Beebe
SUGAR GROVE—Sugar Grove Township Supervisor Dan Nagel resigned on Oct. 30, citing personal and family reasons as factors in his decision to step down.
Nagel, 67, had served on the Township Board for 38 years, and was elected supervisor in April 2005.
“We got a lot accomplished and got a lot of stuff that needed to be done, and I think a lot of people happy were about it,” he said.
Nagel issued a press release earlier this week, stating that it has been a sincere pleasure to serve the public as supervisor and trustee of the township of Sugar Grove.
“In that time, we have worked together to make our township community a great place to live,” Nagel said in the release.
The release also states that Nagel is proud of the work the township accomplished on major projects over the years, including the establishment of the new Township of Sugar Grove Office at 54 Snow St., the senior center, permeant mental health offices, new assessors offices and renovations to the Township of Sugar Grove Community Building.
“I would like to thank the many government bodies in the township that I have worked with over the years, and for their cooperation on the many successful joint projects,” Nagel said. “While we many not have always agreed on how to get the job done, I am gratified by our ability to work together to serve our community.”
According to a Sugar Grove Police Department document dated Oct. 31, Sugar Grove Township trustee Scott Jessman last week met with police to “speak about activity that he had discovered while serving in the capacity of a trustee for the township.”
Jessman in the document states that he had filed a Freedom of Information Act request regarding payment disbursements made to Nagel, and that there had been several suspicious reimbursement checks made payable to Nagel from Sugar Grove Township. The document also states that Jessman “felt he needed to report the matter,” and that he “had some files that could substantiate his claims.”
Sugar Grove interim Police Chief Ron Moser confirmed that there is an ongoing investigation regarding the matter, but would not comment any further.