There was not enough support in the McHenry County Board’s Legislative and Audit Committee meeting the last time two resolutions supporting Conservation District tax hike were offered by persons unknown.
The legislation, sponsored by State Senators Pam Althoff and Karen McConnaughay would allow for the Conservation District to
- sell non-referendum bonds
- raise its corporate tax rate 50% (with referendum approval)
So the resolutions were sent back to committee, the meeting being set for Thursday, April 10th.
In member comments, Legislative and Audit Committee member Nick Provenzano said that passage of the bill would allow the Conservation District to sell non-referendum bonds for the first time in years:
- $4-5 million the first year
- $8 million the second year
- $25 million the third year
Friday afternoon at 1:15, notice was received that the Thursday committee was cancelled. Committee Chairman John Jung cancelled the meeting.
It appears that Althoff decided to take the County Board members off the tax hike hot seat.