At tonight’s Crystal Lake City Council meeting, there will be seven people allowed to vote on whether a second advisory rererendum to borrow $30.1 million shall be put on the April 4th ballot.
Four of them will be on the ballot between now and when the new City Council members are sworn in.
Only one is guaranteed to win.
Five are running for three seats on the Crystal Lake City Council.
- Ralph Dawson
- Haig Haleblian
- Cameron Hubbard
Halelblian was apppointed to the post to replace Jeff Thorsen, who was appointed the the McHenry County Board pursuant to the recommendation of the District 2 Republican Precinct Committeeman.
In addition, two leaders of the opposition to the Libary Bond Referendum have filed for the City Council:
- Sally Munn
- Stefano Liparoto
Since there are three to be elected, only one of the incumbents is guaranteed to be re-elected.
There is a fourth member of the Council, however, who is running in the Republican Primary Election on February 28th.
Long-time Council member Ellen Brady Mueller is seeking to win the Republican nomination for Alqonquin Township Supervisor against Township Clerk Chuck Lutzow.
The library referendum vote might be described allowing a tax hike by some.
There is still another moving part in local politics which might influence the vote.
Hubbard has run for the McHenry County Board. He applied for Ken Koehler’s seat when Koehler was appointed to the Metra Board.
Jeff Thorsen got the nod instead.
If Donna Kurtz wins her race to serve on the Crystal Lake District 155 High School Board, she will have to resign from the County Board.
The successor must be a Republican and the recommendation to County Board Chairman Jack Franks will come from local Republican Precinct Committeemen. who generally are not on the tax hiking side of the political spectrum.
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Let’s compare the numbers voting for City Council with those who voted in the Library referendum.