Well just as I've been saying all along. All those promises of NO MORE TAXES helped our Village of Campton Hills officials get elected and a new town created.....Gross.
The Kane County Chronicle reported yesterday that "Campton Hills wants to create a special tax district to pay for drainage improvements in the Evening Prairie and Verhaeghe subdivisions and about 87 adjacent acres. About 40 homeowners are affected. County officials say the area's aging drain tiles are on the verge of collapse and the work is necessary." A courageous land owner, Mr. Paul Fritz, evidently is considering fighting this tax.
Of course, the NO TAX COALITION of leaders has their own attorney who states the same...."Village attorney William Braithwaite said if a petition rejects the special service area, the village will have to create a different, more expensive type of tax district to pay for the work."
The irritant in all seriousness is enormous. First, these people created a village by stating that there would be no more taxes. We've barely been in existance and we find the leaders already violating their promises. Either they lied to us up front or they were so stupid and actually believed that they could create a new government entity without having more resources to support this "entity. Two things eminate from this. Do we want leaders that are either liars or dumb? Secondly do we want to keep this village when the taxes are beginning to come? I think not.
Next, there are a myriad of subdivisions that want out. I'm told this government wouldn't fight those who wanted out. Now that 5 subdivisions won their court case, the village is spending EVEN MORE $$$ IN ATTORNEY FEES fighting those who legally have asked to leave. For the remaining people like me and the majority of Campton, do you want to stay in and pay more taxes so that this government can fight to keep people who want to leave from leaving when we ourselves don't want to be a part of this village? Gimme a break.
The Village seems more interested in raising taxes, fighting the people it's purported to represent and spending attorney's fees. Whatever happened to servant leadership? If they want to lead shouldn't they serve? If the citizens want out, shouldn't they let them? I really don't get it.....
Believe me there will be more to come. Watch who and what you vote for this next election. Stay tuned. More to come. Pass this on and tell your neighbors. I know many who voted for this village (even some who fought for this village) that now believe it is/was a huge mistake. The truth is being exposed. Send this to your neighbors and encourage them to keep the fight going. The day of reckoning is soon for this village.