At his second Town Hall Meeting, held at the Eastgate Library in Algonquin, State Rep. Jack Franks was asked whether he favored a zero levy, knowing that it would eliminate the tax for Valley Hi forever.
Franks, running for the Chairmanship of the McHenry County Board, has made much of the surplus in the Valley Hi fund, four times the institution’s annual budget, he points out.
In answering, Franks wondered around the effects of the Tax Cap (works in up markets, doesn’t in down markets), as well as praised Lakewood’s referendum question (“basically doing my bill”), and finally got to the question that was asked.
“I would probably support a zero levy at this point and if we need more money we can ask for it going forward.”
That’s pretty much what Republican opponent Mike Walkup said to the McHenry County Board proposed over a half a month ago.
Walkup didn’t use the word “probably,” though.
About thirty attended the meeting.