Here’s is the Bob Anderson side of the McHenry Township Road District consolidation referendum question:
Did you know when it comes to spending public money, McHenry Township Road Commissioner Jim Condon has more power than Governor Bruce Rauner?
Did you know that the McHenry Township Road District is a separate unit of government from the township?
Look at your tax bill, you will find two lines for townships.
Did you know the amount of tax levies is determined by the road commissioner, not the township board?
Did you know it costs McHenry Township property owners over $100,000 per year for the road commissioner’s salary and benefits? A lot of money for someone to fill a couple of pot-holes.
What does it mean to vote YES for McHenry Township consolidation.
In a nut shell:
Consolidation will transfer oversight of a $4,000,000 road district budget from a committee of one (the township road commissioner) to a committee of five (the township board).
A good deal for taxpayers.
Will this save money?
Will this increase transparency?
Will this improve oversight?
Will this eliminate waste, patronage and nepotism? Yes! Will township roads continue to be plowed and maintained by the township?
How will the consolidation question appear on the ballot?
Shall the Road District of the Township McHenry be abolished with all the rights, powers, duties, assets, property, liabilities, obligations, and responsibilities being assumed by the Township of McHenry? Yes? No?
McHenry Township Road District consolidation will provide valuable benefits for over taxed and over governed homeowners.
Government consolidation does not cost more.
It reduces the size, cost and power of government. Vote yes November 6!