From James Wilson, an unincorporated Lake in the Hills resident:
So it is very interesting to me that mosquito spraying has come up.
I live in LITH section 12B unincorporated with non-dedicated roads, Crystal Creek surrounding the neighborhood on one side, the creek that is fed from Vulcan lakes out of the material plant on the other side, and we are a FEMA floodway.
With that being said the mosquitoes get get really really bad over here, and I have a 10 y/o daughter in which the the little pests love to feast on to the point were a few times I couldn’t even let her play outside near the end of the summer.
Previous years when Bob Miller ran the Road district we were sprayed for mosquitoes, when they started getting bad I called Andrew Gasser and asked when they would be spraying. he explained that due to my road being “Non-dedicated” that he could not perform the service because my road was not part of the Road District.
I called Chuck Lutzow he had no other information to help me other than a suggestion to try calling McHenry County, which I did, I spoke with a gentleman who’s name I wish I wrote down, but he was going to look into my questions and get back to me and never did.
My stance is that while my road is non-dedicated and I receive no assistance from the Road District because my road is not a Road District road, a simple concept that I can accept, however my property and neighborhood is part of the Township, what do mosquitoes have to do with my broken apart dilapidated, crumbling road?
Short answer, nothing.
I was able to find out by calling other townships that if you qualify for mosquito spraying you need to have a line item on your TAX bill to pay for it.
We’ve all heard about the 7000 layers of government, well the Abatement District is one of them.
I reached out to at least 1 dozen people I know who live in unincorporated ALG Township on Dedicated roads that received mosquito spraying this summer and asked them to take a peek at their tax bill to see if they had a line item for mosquito spraying, and none of them did.
So people who paid the exact same amount of township taxes that I do received more services than I do because my road is non dedicated.
The best part is when the spraying took place it was done via helicopter, so the roads never came into play.
The township is providing services that are not paid for by the people, then choosing who gets them and who doesn’t.
Seems like I should have some sort of Civil complaint, but what I really want is to be sprayed for mosquitoes.
If someone has any other information or can determine that I an mis-informed I am happy to liste