If you just read the Temporary Restraining Order against the Lake in the Hills Sanitary District by Judge Thomas Meyer Monday morning, it sounds like a great victory for McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks.
The approximately 13 acres of Kane County real estate that the District plans to purchase in mid-August is held up until the next court hearing.
The District is purchasing the land to build a lift station to serve a future development. Additional customers would spread the fixed costs of the treatment plants among more customers, the plan being to lower fees.
The hearing is set for August 16th at 1:30, which is before the scheduled closing date on the property.
However, the findings in the motion are “not binding beyond this preliminary hearing,” Judge Meyer told the attorneys.
Incumbent Trustees (not the ones Franks appointed) agreed to maintaining the status quo.
The State’s Attorney’s “facts” were allowed in the document only because they were needed to fulfill the requirements of the law with regard to the issuance of a TRO.
The court order is below: