Former McHenry County Board member Ersel Schuster takes time to thank those County Board members who voted against raising the County’s tax levy:
A belated, but nevertheless grateful “thank you” to
- Yvonne Barnes
- Andrew Gasser
- Jeff Thorsen
- Craig Wilcox
for their work on the “levy” issue (item 13.48), at the 12/20/16 County Board Meeting.
They actually had the courage to question, challenge and to ultimately vote against taking the “new growth” grab for additional tax dollars!
In spite of the scratchy, most often inaudible meeting audio, it was very clear that most members, even longstanding members, were either
- confused over something they should have known,
- are stone cold stupid, or
- at the very least, had not bothered to read through their 721-page packet of information.
What was disheartening… was the blatant attempt to lay all blame on the township assessor. These folks generally do their jobs, get their “new growth guesstimates” and “books” to the county on time and without issues.
There is however…no excuse for an assessor to not know the building projects in his/her township; unless, the county is not providing, to the townships, the information required for building projects.
Of interest was the fact that Mr.Mike Skala pounced on this issue to drive home a personal message when he added that he
“favored getting rid of our township assessors and going to a county assessor.”
That message was rounded out by Mr. Franks stating…
“I agree with everything you said…”
Just what we need; another huge monopoly and more big government.
Under this scenario, the county will assess your property; the county will strike the levy; and, the county will appoint the folks who will hear your tax protests.
These two “tax and spenders” not mentioning the horrendous cost to that plan!