Time is always of the essence. It's time that the Citizens of Campton Hills band together to let their voices be heard. It's on the ballot and there's a lot of information for and against keeping this entity together. We already know that a special service tax has been created for a drainage district despite the claims of no new taxes. The villagers are free to vote any way they want, but the time to act is now. Check out the site www.stopcamptonhillspac.com. Although, I'm not involved with any organization, I have strong feelings towards this dissolution.
Judge Colwell wrote in his legal decision the following:
"The court is not persuaded that it may simply disregard such alternate sources of funding simply because the village has not yet attempted to utilize those sources (or, more accurately, because its elected officials fear it may be politically inexpedient to do so),"
Further he wrote: "(T)he village's position is self-serving. ... The village is opposed to the disconnection because it does not want to raise taxes," Colwell wrote in another. "If the citizens of Campton Hills refuse to pass a referendum to impose a property tax in order to have municipal services provided to them, then they will have to either live with fewer municipal services or dissolve the municipality."
I'm sure that the pro-village people think that more government is the greatest thing since sliced bread. I don't agree. I have received a number of calls from people who have read my posts on this stuff and want to know how they can get involved. I've pointed them to the group in charge of the Stop Campton PAC. I don't have the time, but I sure have a sincere heartfelt interest as I've lived in this area since 1972.
I have a lot of information on the amount of people who are upset at the new assessments in Campton, but I'll share that at a later date. Just take a look at your assessment. You only have a short time to contest it. But beware...what you don't know can hurt you. Just be informed.
All the best!