A friend of McHenry County Blog decided to compare the financials and acreage of the McHenry County Conservation District with those of similar open space districts.
Compared to other agencies, McHenry County scores Number One in acreage per capita.
While the average is 29 acres for each 1,000 individuasl, McHenry County has 81 acres for each 1,000 men, women and children.
The calculations show that we in McHenry County are almost Number One in cost per person.
Lake County taxpayers bear the highest per person cost for county-controlled open space.
Its Forest Preserve District is at $68.45 per capita.
The McHenry County Conservation District’s is at $63.18.
That’s over three times as high as neighboring Boone County’s Conservation District’s.
It’s about four times that of Macon County’s Conservation District.
And McHenry County’s has about twice the population weighted average per capita tax burden.
From below you can see the 2014 budgeted amount per capita from the Conservation and Forest Preserve Districts in Illinois:
- Boone County – $20.75
- Champaign County – $19.58
- Cook County – $34.17
- DuPage County – $45.20
- Kane County – $14.00
- Kendall County – $9.32
- Lake County – $68.45
- Macon County – $16.67
- McHenry County – $63.18
- Rock Island County – $33.40
- Winnebago County – $24.50
McHenry County also has the most acres per thousand in Illinois countywide open space tax districts:
- Boone County – 58 acres
- Champaign County – 19 acres
- Cook County – 13 acres
- DuPage County – 27 acres
- Kane County – 39 acres
- Kendall County – 23 acres
- Lake County – 43 acres
- Macon County – 31 acres
- McHenry County – 81 acres
- Rock Island County – 17 acres
- Winnebago County – 35 acres
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If you want to express your opinion to Govenror Pat Quinn on whether he should sign or veto the bill (Senate Bill 3341 sponsored by State Senators Pam Althoff and Karen McConnaughay and State Rep. Mike Tryon) that would allow the McHenry County Conservation District to borrow more money without referendum approval, you may send him at email at the address below:
Or call 1-312-814-2121.
If Quinn does not sign or veto the bill, it will automatically become law sixty days after passage.
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