Grafton Township Republicans Enter County Budget Fray Calling for a “Flat, Flat” Tax Levy

The following resolution was passed by the Republican Central Committee of Grafton Township and sent by its Chairman Orville Brettman:


Resolution Supporting the Adoption of a Flat Levy by the McHenry County Board

WHEREAS, Illinois law requires that McHenry County adopt an annual budget and appropriation for the succeeding fiscal year (55 ILCS 5/6-1001 through 5/6-1008); and 

WHEREAS, the McHenry County Board is considering a proposed Annual Budget and Appropriations Ordinance for the County of McHenry, Illinois for the Fiscal Year December 1, A.D., 2023 through November 30, A.D., 2024 (the “Proposed FY 2024 Budget”); and

WHEREAS, the McHenry County Board is also considering a proposed An Ordinance Providing for the Levy of Taxes for McHenry County, Illinois for the Fiscal Year December 1, A.D., 2023 through November 30, A.D., 2024 (the “Proposed FY 2024 Property Tax Levy”); and

WHEREAS, the Proposed FY 2024 Budget amounts for total expenditures and revenues in the amount of $247,043,071; and

WHEREAS, the Proposed FY 2024 Property Tax Levy calls for a property tax levy of $73,802,243; and

WHEREAS, Illinois has among the highest state and local taxes in the United States of America; and

WHEREAS, the Proposed FY 2024 Budget and FY 2024 Property Tax Levy would result in over $2,000,000 in additional property taxes on already burdened residents, which contributes greatly to the mental health of its residents, needlessly increases the cost of home ownership, and contributes to rising rental rates on its residents; and

WHEREAS, this is in addition to the McHenry County Board’s adoption of an ordinance which raised McHenry County’s Motor Fuel Tax by 100%, resulting in an estimated additional $3,000,000/per year in sales use taxes on fuel, and which will continue to automatically increase every year thereafter; and

WHEREAS, there is no immediate need for the McHenry County Board to burden its residents with millions in additional property taxes, particularly and especially in a time of economic uncertainty and after already having increased other taxes on its residents by approximately $3,000,000.

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Grafton Township Republican Party, of McHenry County, Illinois demands that the McHenry County Board adopt a fiscal year 2024 budget and tax levy which results in no increased property tax levy;

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that a copy of our resolution be immediately sent to all McHenry County Board Members, and to the McHenry County Board Chairman.


Grafton Township Republicans Enter County Budget Fray Calling for a “Flat, Flat” Tax Levy — 9 Comments

  1. Grafton Township Republicans should be calling for the consolidation of Illinois’ nation leading 9,000 units of local government, starting with wasteful outdated township governments.

    That would be a tax saving of 1,432 unnecessary levies!

  2. @Bob Anderson, Get over it dude!!!!!

    Start looking at the entities that we pay into and what they are doing with their levies!!!

    Townships add very little to a tax bill especially for all the services they provide to the communities.

    When you were on the school board what did you do to lower the levy of the school district you served??

    That would have been a great opportunity for you to actually have an impact on the taxpayers!!!

  3. Tell me what service Algonquin Township provides me that I cannot get from another local government, please.

  4. Tired on, I made the motion to cut McHenry Township and the Road District nearly 50 %, we did that, they just increased it about 8%. Township government has 2 mandated services, General Assistance that most townships to not have qualified candidates, others very few, and property assessments. Illinois is the only state that has a G A Program and only 14 states have property assessments at the township level. Please list all of the services that townships provide to the communities. Most people have no idea what a township is. If the disappeared tomorrow no one but you, those who have hands in the township cookie jar, employees and the elected officials would notice. Township government is nothing more than A-Political-Tar-Pit of Nepotism, Cronyism, Patronage and most of all WASTE!!!

  5. Maybe Grafton Republicans and the Legion of Justice should be going after their own slate of Tax To The Max pigs in D158, instead of slinging sh*t at the county Republicans who have held the line… actually held the line for more than 10 years now.

  6. Moist, you lie!

    The RINOs have raised every year!

    Nice try Buehler-boob.

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