Homer Glen to vote on property tax August 28th

The Village of Homer Glen is run by an elected Board and Mayor. Their job is to represent the residents. They were not elected to do extreme things that are very controversial like buy the Dunn Farm, and now pass a $50,000,000 bond for buying the water company, putting sewers in unincorporated Homer Township, and getting an open checkbook for various projects. Before putting a General Obligation Bond (property tax) on the residents this Board should put it to Referendum to let the people decide. There is a total lack of information. I for one don’t know if the Board understands what they are doing to the people. They expect us to say vote for it at the August 28th meeting and find out what we will get later. Sounds Like Nancy Pelosi and the Health Care Bill.
I thought they needed the1% sales tax to stay in the black, but now they imply they did not need it at all to be solvent. They can put it toward paying the bonds. They will have to abate the property tax every year or we taxpayers get the bill. What if the Board comes up with a new expensive expansion of government and decides to stop abating the property tax because they can. There are so many unanswered questions, statements that are misleading, with the goal of encumbering the 1% sales tax, so the Village Board won’t lose their 1% sales tax cash cow if the Home Rule Referendum fails in November. In the Old days deception like this resulted in Tar and Feathers. Today we can all show up August 28th and tell the Board no Property Tax.

Steve Balich

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