That’s what McHenry County Blog predicted on August 30, 2007.
Now, the Algonquin Countryside’s Pete Gonigan has gotten confirmation from McHenry County officials that they are working with that number, too.
McHenry County Board member Marc Munaretto (R-Algonquin) offered this comment:
“That would fund $75 million in debt for 10 years. We want the money devoted to building roads.”
“That would fund $75 million in debt for 10 years,” he said. “We want the money devoted to building roads.”
Because of an amendment placed on the bill by three DuPage County Republican state senators–Dan Cronin, Kirk Dillard and John Millner at the behest of DuPage County Board Chairman Robert Schillerstrom and State’s Attorney Joe Birkett–the money can also be spent on law enforcement.
“We feel the real purpose of intent of the tax was for road improvements, not anything else,” Munaretto added.
Retiring Fox River Grove board member Dan Shea, also a Republican, added that he thought none of it should be spent on public transportation.
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I agree with Munaretto. All of it should be spent on roads. After all, people from all over McHenry County will be forced to pay the sales tax, but the Sheriff’s Department’s patrol division only serves the unincorporated part of McHenry County, where, incidentally, most of the county roads are.
McHenry County Board member Marc Munaretto can be seen in the top photography. Dan Shea is below with McHenry County Board Chairman Ken Koehler in the background.