McHenry Country Blog warned Crystal Lake Park District taxpayers about the proposed borrowing of $3.5 million last Tuesday.
Now, new Editor Jon Styf has moved it up to the news pages:
Crystal Lake Park District board members are considering selling
The tax hike could be stopped by defeating the proposal in a referendum, but the odds of that happening are so, so slim.
Voters woujld have to pass petitions to gather 7.5% of registered voters’ signatures.
That’s 3,10 signatures.
Of course, the park district could have asked permission in a referendum.
That did not happen.
All that is offered taxpayers, required by state law, is what is called a “backdoor referendum.”
For some reason people in the Crystal Lake area don’t care about its high taxes.
At least not enough to do the work to gather enough signatures to try to stop imposition of these proposed taxes.
Should people want to pass petitions, a copy can be obtained from park district offices in Downtown Crystal Lake or found below: