Excess Height Tax

What’s Crystal Lake going to get out allowing the tallest broadcast tower in the United States of America?

40% taller than the Eiffel Tower?

How about an annual tax of of $1,000 per foot in excess of the current maximum?

The biggest radio tower near MCC is now about 500 feet. But, it’s in unincorporated McHenry County.

The maximum in Crystal Lake is 45 feet.

So, 1,500 minus 45 equals 1,455 excess feet.

1,000 times 1,455 would be $1.455 million a year revenue for Crystal Lake.

That would make up for the million dollars that McHenry County College is going to miss out on because of its poorly drawn contract and then some.

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The towers on the top right and left are representations provided by BMB Communications Management. The one to the left is blowing in a 40 mile per hour wind.

At the bottom, you see the current 495 foot radio tower on the left, the Eiffel Tower and the Sears Tower. The proposed tower will be as high as the Sears Tower.

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