A letter from Bob Anderson to the Northwest Herald, reprinted with permissio of the author:
McHenry Township has built an expensive public empire
According to McHenry Township property insurance records, this township has over taxed residents for many, many years, evolving into the “poster child” of why townships should be eliminated.
McHenry Township has $11,640,280 worth of deluxe buildings/facilities, pavilions, playground equipment, fencing, message board and more.
The township also has over fifty acres of property worth hundreds of thousands of dollars.
The following is a list of McHenry Township’s buildings:
- Town Hall $3,041,200
- “Recreation Center” $1,297,800
- Parks Garage $489,500
- Food Pantry $345,000
- Community Center $275,200
- Snow Shelter $92,000
- Road District Garage $4,233,200
- Salt Dome $250,000
- Equipment Storage $141,900, and
- Recycling Building $136,900.
McHenry Township’s empire was built without voter approval at the ballot box through the referendum process.
It was built, bit by bit, by over-taxing property owners, and then stashing excessive funds in the township’s piggy bank.
Some call this backdoor financing built on the backs of hard working families and senior citizens being taxed out of their homes.
A culture of
- waste, and
- over-taxing its residents.
Get rid of them. Saves money.
A good thing.
Township elimination is everyone’s responsibility.