State Senate candidate Martin McLaughlin defeated Bob Abboud for Barrington Hills Village President three years ago.
Abboud is still watching McLaughlin and in the following statement says that his successor raised village taxes.
McLaughlin Raised Our Taxes
Martin McLaughlin is running for the 26th State Senate District claiming he is a “financial conservative”.
As Barrington Hills Village President, McLaughlin raised our property tax rates 22% from 1.06282 in 2014, to 1.295399 in 2015.
McLaughlin raised our police pension tax rates 6% from 0.195126 in 2014, to 0.207197 in 2015. (ref: McHenry County tax records)
BH residents paid thousands in new taxes.
Our neighbors in Lake and Cook Counties will feel that burn later this year as their tax rates are readjusted on their respective schedules.
McLaughlin raised the Village Budget $105,984 in 2014 and $81,123 in 2015, after taking office in 2013. (Ref. BH Village Web site)
We don’t know what the true Barrington Hills’ budget and property tax levy numbers are for 2016 because the Village is under investigation by the Attorney General and Cook County State’s Attorney for irregularities. (Ref. AG and CCSA)
Our Village never had a union contract until McLaughlin took office, signing in a 19% salary increase back dated to 2009, just 8 weeks into his term.
He followed this up with another 6% raise 18 months later committing tax payers to 10 years of union raises and loss of management control. (Ref. BH Union Contracts 2103 and 2015)
Unable to meet the Police Pension Fund payment schedule, McLaughlin made multiple attempts to borrow over $7.5 million – well over a year’s tax revenue. (1/25/2016 Village Board meeting notes)
Fortunately, our Board rejected this action.
Campaign propaganda and Barrington society magazines cannot hide the facts.
McLaughlin is a professional politician.
Be an informed voter.