The McHenry County Transportation Committee rejected the staff proposal to approve spending $10 million to “expedite” right-of-way purchase for an expansion of Randall Road.
The article announcing proposal can be found here. Also contained in the article is how $5.7 million of the money could be used to replace property tax dollars in law enforcement. That could lead to about a 13% cut in county government’s portion of the real estate tax bill.
At this morning’s Transportation Committee meeting, the vote was 4-3 to disapprove the release of the $10 million.
Voting against the proposal were
- Diane Evertsen
- Jeff Thorsen
- John Hammerand
- Nick Provenzano
Voting in favor of spending the money were
- Tina Hill
- Don Kopsel
- Anna May Miller, Chairwoman
It is relevant that Thorsen was put on the committee when Ken Koehler resigned from the County Board to accept Joe Gottemoller’s appointment to serve on the Metra Board.