press release from Joe Tirio, candidate for McHenry County Recorder of Deeds:
Tirio says “Lower taxes start with lower expense”
“McHenry County pays among the highest property taxes in the country.
“That won’t change until government does everything it can to control costs.”, said Joe Tirio, candidate for McHenry County Recorder.
“When elected, I vow to pursue consolidation of the Recorder’s functions and staff into the Clerk’s office and to abolish the Recorder’s position.
That will save $105,000 in salary, plus $10,000 – $20,000 in medical benefit costs, plus employer costs, plus pension, every year, forever.”
McLean, Peoria and Tazewell counties have already passed referenda to merge their offices.
LaSalle and Champaign counties are considering it now and Cook County (17 times the population of McHenry County) was one vote shy of consolidation in a past vote.
“My opponents say that McHenry County is too big to consolidate the offices.
The fact that Cook County came so close to doing what I propose, shows that size doesn’t matter when it comes to this issue.”
About Joe Tirio
Born in Chicago and raised primarily in the western suburbs, Joe lives with his Wife, Karen in Woodstock where he has lived for 12 of the 15 years he has Lived in McHenry County. He and his wife own Monarch Senior Care, located in Woodstock just off the city’s historic square. Joe is also the co-founder of Voters In Action (VotersInAction.com), a citizen activist group focused on increasing public involvement in government with an eye toward reducing taxes and corruption and increasing transparency.