Hanky Panky at the Courthouse

Yesterday, I attended the Transportation Committee meeting of the McHenry County Board. That was where the Committee voted 3-2 to approve dropping the Continuous Flow Intersection in favor of a more conventional, yet innovative for Illinois, approach of three left … Continue reading

Another County Board Meeting, Another Crowded Room

The Unified Development Ordinance–proposed future zoning rules–was again a big draw at Tuesday’s McHenry  County Board meeting. At the last meeting, the room was packed with recreational vehicle owners. From the number of snowmobilers, one might conclude that they are … Continue reading

What to Expect at County Transporation Committee Meeting Wednesday Morning

The McHenry County Transportation Committee will meet at 8:15 AM in the Board’s room in the Administrative Building in Woodstock. According to The First Electric Newspaper, there was a secret slide presentation to a group of “stakeholders” last Thursday. Algonquin … Continue reading

Wonder Laker Takes Exception to County Board’s Zoning re Boat Storage

This popped in a comment to one of the articles on the restrictions included in one of the previous articles about restrictions proposed in the County’s Unified Development Ordinance: Why would the county decide what you can and can’t have … Continue reading

Randall Road Decision Meeting Moved to County Board Room

With citizens getting uppity on proposed recreational zoning restrictions and mailings going out in opposition to the Continuous Flow Intersection proposal at Randall and Algonquin Roads, McHenry County officials have decided to move next Wednesday’s 8:15 AM meeting of the … Continue reading

The County’s New and Not Improved Population Projections

When the Census Bureau make projections, it always shows high, medium and low projections. That results in a large range for their forecasts, a large margin for error. Readers of this blog know that the entire justification given by the … Continue reading

CFI Pot Bubbling

I attended my first McHenry County Board Transportation Committee meeting this morning. Todd Bright, the lead man from Randall Road consultant firm TranSystems, gave an update on the project that Chairwoman Anna May Miller is vigorously pushing for a September … Continue reading

County Board Besieged by RV-Boat-Trailer Owners

Hasn’t been anything in the Northwest Herald about the McHenry County Board’s attempt to impose restrictions on recreational vehicles and boats, so I guess the efforts of McHenry County Board member John Hammerand of Wonder Lake’s District 4 can be … Continue reading