Look at the post card I received from the rural opponents of the McHenry County SportsPlex a lot of whom tried to convince the McHenry County Board not to extend its Federal Stimulus Package bonding authority to the end of this year.
It came mid-week and appears to be trying to raise opposition to the approval given in just one night by the Lakewood Village Board.
“Taxpayers of Lakewood!”
“Are you about to be robbed?”
There are three points made on the address side:
- The Lakewood Village Board has already spent approx. $90,000.00 in legal fees for the proposed McHenry County Sportsplex.
- The Lakewood Village board has committee $5,000,000.00 to bring sewer and water to the site (or look at other costly options).
- Total cost incurred/anticipated by Lakewood Village Board for Sportsplex is $544,000.00 to date.
- Lakewood Budget 2009-2010 shows a DEFICIT.
On the other side is this message:
The McHenry County Sportsplex was approved by YOUR village board in order to reduce the burden of property taxes for Lakewood residents. Is this another Redtail Golf Course, an ill-conceived project that is lilkely to add thousands of dollars to your property taxes? IF the people come as projected, MC Sportsplex has stated that tax revenue to Lakewood would be $5,630,000 over the next TEN YEARS.
That’s only $563,000 a year.
$5,554,000.00 has already been incurred/anticipated by the Lakewood Village Board. Where do you think the money will come from?
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