Not since the 2009 Grafton Town Meeting has a tie vote been as important.
Then, the question was “Should Grafton Township construct an office building on real estate purchased by the township on Haligus road in Lake in the Hills, Illinois?”
The vote was 70-70 and, according to Robert’s Rules of Order, tie vote lose.
Today the count for the referendum to hike the Fox River Grove sales tax 25% (from one percentage point to 1.25 percentage points) was finalized.
The measure passed handily in the Lake County portion of the village.
It failed narrowly on the McHenry County side of the line.
Add the two together and the tally was 460-460.
And ties fail.