About 7:15 AM, this was what the overflow parking lot/drainage area for the Crystal Lake Main Beach looked like:
Archive for the ‘Fog’
Saturday morning it was foggy.
Take a look at the water tower in McCormick Park next to the Crystal Lake Chamber of Commerce Building.
In the foreground you can see one of the ornamental street lights financed by the Virginia Tax Increment Financing District.
That’s the one with the four $16,000 pillars at its borders on Route 14.
As I will keep repeating, a TIF District is a way for municipal officials to make off with property tax dollars which results in all other tax districts increasing their tax take in order to make up for the difference.
The latest village preparing to take part in this scam is Huntley. The village board is going to create a Downtown TIF District to raise money to make it look better.
That money will come out of the pockets of all McHenry County residents, because county government and the Conservation District cover Downtown Huntley.
I remember reading in either the First Electric Newspaper or the Northwest Herald that Trustee Pam Fender asked if the TIF District would raise taxes.
She accepted the consultant’s assurance that it was not.
The consultant was not telling the truth.
And that brings us back to our “Message of the Day”.
Maybe the TIF consultant was just blowing smoke.
Two sights caught my attention this New Year Eve’s Day.
The first was the overly-full parking lot at Crystal Lake’s Jewel.
I’ve often wondered why people buy four-wheel drive vehicles.
One answer is obvious from this scene: to park where others cannot.
I drove on South Shore Drive in Lakewood and, with the recent rain in Crystal Lake, found this view of North Shore homes reflecting in the water. Fog was near the North Shore.
Last Friday morning this is what Crystal Lake looked like right after sunrise.
Will this represent voters minds as those who did not vote early go to the polls?
Many will undoubtedly decide to remain in the fog and avoid voting at all.
I trust none of those read McHenry County Blog.
Democracy is a participatory sport.
Those who don’t vote truly are abdicating their responsibility to assist in the governance of our country, state and county.
There is so much at stake at all three levels of government.