Draft County Legislative Agenda for Next Year Released

Here’s what the McHenry County Legislative Committee will be considering Friday: McHenry County 2016¬†Legislative Priorities Township Assessor Consolidation McHenry County supports an objective cost-benefit analysis of township assessor consolidation. If the cost-benefit analysis identifies opportunities to reduce the size and … Continue reading

County Board’s Legislative Goals Unveiled, Sales Tax Hike Included

McHenry County Board Legislative Committee members will discuss the County’s legislative wish list for the incoming General Assembly on Friday morning at 8:15.. ¬†(The draft is here.) Some, but not all of the proposals are reproduced below: Top request is … Continue reading

Legislative Committee Missing Opportunity to Weigh in on MCCD Non-Referendum Bond Bill

A majority at the last meeting of the McHenry County Finance Committee asked that the incoming Legislative Committee take up the question of whether the County Board should endorse or opposed the enactment of Pam Althoff’s and Mike Tryon’s bill … Continue reading

County Board Eliminates Chance of MCCD Bond Bill Opposition

When the McHenry County Conservation District was actively promoting its two tax hike bills, it asked the McHenry County Board for its endorsement of them. Articles on this attempt to raise McHenry County real estate taxes below include one about … Continue reading

County Legislative Committee Considering Tax Cap Modification

You may remember that McHenry County Blog revealed that the County’s nursing home, Valley Hi, has $35 million in the bank.¬† That’s as of the end of November, 2013. Now, it’s $36 million. A lot of that is clearly surplus … Continue reading

County Considering Cutting Number of Board Members by One-Third, Running in Single-Member Districts

8:30 Tuesday morning, the McHenry County Board’s Legislative Committee will consider a resolution for an advisory referendum to cut the size of the Board by one-third. There are now twenty-four members elected from six districts. The advisory referendum intends the … Continue reading

Legislative Committee Deliberations on MCCD Tax Hike Proposals

I was going to get up early Thursday to attend the McHenry County Board’s Legislative Committee re-consideration of endorsement resolutions of Pam Althoff’s two bills to allow the Conservation District to raise taxes (one needing voter referendum approval, one not). … Continue reading