At its 7 PM meeting Tuesday, the McHenry County Board will be voting on whether to increase Valley Hi Nursing Home fees and condemning property at the corner of River and Dowell Roads. This is just south of Route 176 near Holiday Hills and Island Lake.
If I remember the debate on the road project, a roundabout is planned and there certainly is an unwilling seller. She has gone so far as to put the land in the hands of the McHenry County Land Conservancy.
The County is proposing paying $750,000 for the corner.
The other issue is raising the fees for private pay patients at the county nursing home by $5 per day.
Gasser says that with $40 million in the Valley Hi bank account he can’t justify raising patient costs.
On his web site, McHenry County Board member Andrew Gasser announced he will be voting against each proposal.