County Board Cancels Conservation District Tax Hike Resolution Meeting Taking County Board Off Tax Hike Hot Seat

There was not enough support in the McHenry County Board’s Legislative and Audit Committee meeting the last time two resolutions supporting Conservation District  tax hike were offered by persons unknown. The legislation, sponsored by State Senators Pam Althoff and Karen … Continue reading

Althoff-McConnaughay Bill to Allow MCCD 50% Tax Hike with Referendum Passes 46-0

The bill that will allow the McHenry County Conservation District to hike corporate fund taxes 50% passed without opposition in the Illinois Senate. State Rep. Mike Tryon is the House sponsor. Tomorrow: Why the tax referendum will pass. … Continue reading

Althoff Passed Bill for Conservation District to Sell Non-Referendum Bonds 48-0

The following new language in Senate Bill 3341 passed 48-0. It was sponsored by State Senators Pam Althoff and Karen McConnaughay. 7 (b-5) For the purpose of development of real property, all 8 or a portion of which has been … Continue reading

Althoff Lobbying County Board for MCCD Tax Hike Support

At the last meeting of the McHenry County Board, two resolutions of support for changing legislation that would allow for the Conservation District to sell non-referendum bonds raise its corporate tax rate 50% (with referendum approval) were tabled because they … Continue reading

County Board Set to Encourage McHenry County Conservation District Tax Hikes Tuesday

My computer has been out of action while bills under the sponsorship of State Senators Pam Althoff and Karen McConnaughay have worked their way to the Senate floor. The McHenry County Board will vote Tuesday morning on supporting two bills … Continue reading

Revised, Althoff-McConnaughay Bill Could Allow Basic Conservation District Tax Rate to Increase 25%, But Only with Voter Approval

The base tax rate for the McHenry County Conservation District is 10 cents per $100 of assessed valuation.  (Any bonds increase that rate, of course.) Take a look at the language introduced by State Senator Pam Althoff sand Karen McConnaughay. … Continue reading