Now, Animal Control, Health Department Have Enough Money

The Northwest Herald’s Kevin Craver covered the McHenry County Board’s Management Services Committee meeting Friday.

Guess what?

The animal control folks have enough money to do what they wanted to do at the Crytal Lake Route 14 former State Farm Insurance building…without the extra $773,000 the county board rejected at its last meeting.

The article says County Administrator Pete Austin observed,

“It’s not ideal – we knew it wouldn’t be ideal at this point – but it’s workable.”

And without a McHenry County Republican Cat Tax.

Imagine that.

Here are a couple of the cutbacks Craver gives:

  • “$27,000 by reducing aesthetic millworking” and
  • “using county staff instead of subcontractors for installing the kennels and landscape watering system.”

There will be enough space for 103 cats and 60 dogs.

And room for a Crystal Lake Health Department outpost for people, too.

According to the NW Herald,

Barbara Wheeler, R-Crystal Lake, does not want to see the health annex shortchanged, especially since the county has applied for a grant to fund breast and cervical cancer screening for low-income women.

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The picture at the top is Pete Austin, McHenry County Administrator. At the bottom is McHenry County Board member Barb Wheeler.

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