To the Editor:
A back-door tax hike is in store for homeowners if the McHenry High School referendum passes. A “no” vote on the District 156 referendum in the April election will result in a lower tax bill.
School administrators and board members quietly have scheduled a $2.12 million referendum for the April 9 election. If the referendum fails, a $2.2 million in tax savings from refinancing $29 million of district bonds will go to lower the property-tax bills of district home-owners. If the referendum passes, the $2.2 million of tax savings will be spent by district administrators and board members.
Less than 15 percent of voters are expected to vote in the April election. Administrators and board members count on low voter turnout to pass their referendums. Homeowners, if you want lower tax bills, you must act now. Contact your friends and neighbors and get them to the polls on April 9 to vote no. This is a rare and golden opportunity to lower your tax bill.