To the Editor:
McHenry Township is needed.
I have seen comments from Bob Anderson saying that, if you support townships, you have your hand in the cookie jar. And another, such as saving 10% of your property tax bill if the township is eliminated.
These are blatant lies to try and deceive people. We are smarter than this and came out in mass to reject the proposal in March to eliminate the township. Yet we are still not being heard.
I am a normal homeowner that does not use many of the services the township offers except going to a park occasionally. I do, however, recognize the need by others in our community. I may need these services at some point in my life, so I hope they are around when and if I need them.
I have no problem paying this small amount from my tax bill for my community. I wish more money went locally and not to higher levels of government. We understand locally what is needed more than the state does. Let’s keep the money in our local community instead.
The waste of money at the township level has been in the past two years. This has all come at the direction of the special meetings, additional lawyer costs, cost study that was not beneficial, etc.
I agree with many comments I have seen and heard; the current board appears to be trying to bankrupt the township from within.
Let’s focus on reducing where our tax dollars are really going, school districts.
Combine districts, less administration, focus on the needs of the children.
We need to support each other in the community, not dismantle it piece by piece because of a personal vendetta by one person.
One person can do much damage to an entire community.
Get out and vote to take back our community.