Have you ever wondered why our taxes are so high? The map to the right provides some important insight on that subject.
Our district, McHenry County Board District 6, encompasses more than the entire western half of the county. It includes all 8 western townships; Hebron and Greenwood Townships at the north end of Woodstock; and 4 precincts in Grafton township on the west side of Highway 47 in Huntley area.
County Board Dist. 6 has the largest amount of open land in McHenry County. Promoters of rapid development, often supported by public officials from the heavily populated eastern portion of the county, see rural western McHenry County as their "sand-box." Too often the goal is to see that it mirrors the populated areas east of Rte 47... namely, more roof tops and asphalt.
Contrary to what we are told, development does not pay its way, we pay. We pay through increased taxes required to meet the demands of that development. i.e. more schools, roads, water & sewer, sidewalks etc., etc., etc.
District 6 has only 4 of 24 county board members representing our districts’ interests.
Currently, and all too often, our 4 members join the 20 other members on issues that undermine us as local taxpayers; not to mention the disruption to our way of life. It is difficult to look beyond personal gain as underlying issue.
We need STRONG and EXPERIENCED LEADERS, dedicated to the needs and challenges we face in County Board District 6.
Paid for by Ersel C. Schuster, Candidate