Since McHenry County College was scheduled to hear the recommendation of its finance guy Bob Tentua last night, I thought I’d spread some warm fuzzies about my and other taxpayers’ appreciation that the Board had kept last year’s tax burden the same as the year’s before.
MCC has been doing county government one better by not even trying to capture the assessed valuation coming from new growth, that is, new construction.
The result is that the same amount of tax take is spread over more assessed valuation, which actually is supposed to result in a lower community college real estate tax bill for existing property owners.
Naturally, I asked the Board members to follow last year’s example and keep the tax levy flat.
Not that I expected Tentua to make that recommendation, because he, as the direction of outgoing President Vicky Smith undoubtedly, has recommending taxing the max every year Smith has been college President.
Here’s what was put on the screen while the tax hike proposal was being outlined: