Funny thing happened to me last night. I was out eating in Geneva when I ran into Paul Fritz, local landscape business owner who is trying to be squeezed by the local dictatorship, er government. Mr. Fritz was telling me of his woes and the villages desire to burden him with a ridiculous SSA (Special Service Area) tax. I later went home and found an article on Paul Fritz from the Kane County Chronicle.
Evidently, there is a drainage problem and Kane County is going to pay for about 1/2 half of the cost to make these changes. Having said that, the cost that the County is paying is just over $100,000. The new Village, Administration, Government, Board, Dictatorship...er...excuse me....ah.....ENTITY was to charge him $11,000 and has since then graciously decided to reduced their charge to him to ONLY about $4,000.
Paul said that he's never had ANY DRAINAGE issues in the 20+ years that he's owned the property. The village attorney says that if they don't get this to pass, then they'll just HAVE TO CREATE A DIFFERENT, MORE EXPENSIVE TAX DISTRICT to absorb the costs. Go figure...like that isn't a long time coming for this administration???
Back to my conversation with Paul. He tells me that a lot of his surrounding neighbors hate what Betty Loren Maltese, er....Patsy Smith is doing, but they're afraid to stand up to her. THEY'RE AFRAID OF HER! Nice servant leader huh???
I told Paul that I spoke to a home owner last month who lives in Arbor Creek. She called Patsy and said that she didn't want to partake in the census for some reasons that most people shouldn't participate. She said that when she called Patsy, she became irate and said that the homeowner was completely wrong to resist the census. Patsy then went on to chide her about the homeowner's opposition to the existence of this taxing cult, er community. Patsy hung up the phone very upset at her after the homeowner asked what the purpose or benefit was for being in the village of Campton? The homeowner just wanted to know what the benefits were. WHAT WERE THE TANGIBLE BENEFITS TO BEING SEPARATE AND DISTINCT from rolling up under the county. She told me that Patsy would only respond in ire.
Getting back to Mr. Fritz. Paul doesn't deserve to pick up the tab for something this new non-taxing entity wants to put on him. There really is no Village tax if the village only charges a couple of home-owners right? But the attorney said that they may have to create a more expensive, MORE EXPENSIVE tax district. What happened to creating more government without raising taxes? Goes back to the crumbling of the whole house of cards, doesn't it?
I'm not sure if it's fair to compare Patsy to Betty Loren Malteese. I didn't really know Betty personally. I think that after this comparison, I should look her up and see how she's doing. I'm sure that she'd take my call since she's got "nuthin but time" in her federal prison. Wasn't she supposed to serve her community? I think she failed in that regard. I think the people were probably afraid of Betty as well. I don't know Patsy either and I feel confident that the two are related. But when it was broached to me with this comparison Saturday night, I had to wonder what were the repercussions that people are afraid of with Mrs. P?
As for Patsy....we'll...the jury's still out. Let's hope that the service that she provides works for the benefit of the community and not for some self serving power as is being implied. I am aware of many people who supported the creation of the village who now realize that what was pitched was not anywhere close to what's being delivered. They tell me they will now be voting against the existence of the Village of Campton Hills....YAHOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!! I recommend getting out and getting the message out so that Campton can be a township again. Stay tuned....more to come.