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V '^ HUNTLEY ^omid, VOLUME 11 — NUMBER 22 THURSDAY, SEPT. 3. 1>70 — PBWB — •S»-Sai It No AM««v 49 FRANK PARISEK RT-. 1 HUNTLEY. ILL 8 PAGES *U SURE YOU ARE RICHT. THEN GO AHEAD" David Crockett 7 ecBts per cop; Huntley Park District Meeting The reffular meeting of the Hunt¬ ley Park District Board was held Wednesday, August 26, 1970 at !<:05 p.m. Upon roll call, those in attendance was Mi^. Carol Weirich. The Prc&ident then asked for the reading of the minutes from the previous meeting of 7/22/70. Mr. Frank Parisek, acting as Secretary, read the minutes. A motion was made by Mr. Deicke, secotJed by Mr. Piske to approve the minutes as read Upon roll call all commis¬ sioners voted aye and the motion was carried. The next order of business was the Treasurer's report. The report was read by Mr. Parisek after which a motion was made by Mr. Pieske, seconded by Mr Ream to accept the Treasurer's report as read. Upon roll call all commissioners voted aye and the motion carried. President Piske then presented the past months bills to be paid. Mr. Parisek made a motion to pay all bills as presented, seconded by Mr. Deicke. Upon roll call all commis¬ sioners voted aye and the motion carried. After discuission was held concerh- ing the hiring of a new Secretary- Treasurer, a motion was made by Mr. Parisek and seconded by Mr. Deicke to employ Mrs. Weirich to fill the position. Upon roll call all commissioners voted aye and the motion carried. Mrs. Weirioh. then actively entered into the meeting, taking over her new duties. At this point Mr. Cowlin entered the meeting. Discussion was then held concern¬ ing the appointing ot a new commis¬ sioner to fill the unexpired term of Mrs. Tessendorf. A motion was marie by Mr. Deicke and seconded hy Mr. Ream to appoint Mr. Har¬ ley Mackeben to fill the unexpired term. Upon roll call all commission¬ ers voted aye and the motion car¬ ried. Mrs. Weirich was instructed to write Mr. Macket)en to inform him of his appointment. The next order of business was the presentation of the 1970 Tax Levy, by Mr. Cowlin. After some discussion a motion was made by Mr. Deicke and seconded by Mr. Ream to approve the Levy as read. Upon roll call ell commissioners voted aye and the motion carried. Mr. Cowlin then presented Mrs. Weirich with a copy of the Levy lo be kept on file, along with copies to be sent to the Kane Co. and Mc¬ Henry County Clerks. Mr. Parisek then reported on the findings of his investigation of Tree Service Companies. After some dis¬ cussion a motion was made by Mr. Deicke and seconded by Mr. Ream fo appropriate the sum of $1,000.00 for the pruning and removed of trees, the work to be done by Fowler Tree Service. Upon roll call all commis¬ sioners voted aye and the motion carried. After a lengthy discussion con¬ cerning the matter a motion was made by Mr. Deicke and seconded by Mr. Parisek to authorize the President to negotiate with the Vil¬ lage for the repurchase of V4 to 1 acre of land on the North We^t 13 Get Tax Reduction The Illinois Property Tax Appeal Board has ruled in favor of 12 tax¬ payers who appealed theii" real estate tax assessment. The basis for their appeal was a sales ratio study for the period January, 1968 thru March, 1969 cowkicted by the Involved Citizens Association which showed that the assessment level for McHenry County was t^xjut 43% of value and not 60% as is contend¬ ed by the McHenry County Board of Supervisors. The county contended that only sales ratio studies made by the Illi¬ nois Department of Revenue should be considered and the latest one done for 1966 w.ts binding. The Ap¬ peals Board held, however, "that when the market values established are ... of a latei date, uniformity of assessments requires that the assessment level be applied which is in effect (at) such later date, if it is ascertainable." The Appeals Board went on to say that, "it is our opinion that the evidence presented establishes a weighted median aver¬ age assessment ratio of approxi¬ mately 43%." The assessments of the taxpayers who appealed were lowered from 607c of value to 43% by the Board of Appeals. Anthony Wujdk, President of the I.C.A., sUted,that the LC.A feels this decision is proof positive on what the I.C.A. has been saying for sometime now; the overall quality of assessments in McHenry County is very poor and that half of those paying real estate taxes are paying part of someone else's share. "Be¬ sides meaning that taxpayers are treated unfairly", Mr. Wujcik said, "it means that the taxing districts arc probably being cheated out of tax revenue and bonding power on the average of about 16%". The I.C.A. is encouraging all real estate taxpayers who are adversely affected by the current inequity of assessments to appeal their assess¬ ments as soon as possible. For in¬ formation and help please cc«tact the I.C.A., P.O. Box 393, Crystal Lake, call 459-1680. MCC College Pres. Resigns Dr. Forest Etheredge, president of McHenry County College rendered his resignation at the College Board meeting, Thursday, Aug. 27. Dr. Etheredge is the founding president of the Junior College, which is now located in the old Pure Old building in Crystal Lake. He was appointed in November of 1967 after many other apf^icants had been inter¬ viewed. The reason given for this move is the fact that Etheredge has been offered a better paying position at the Waubonsee junior college at Aurora. comer of the Park District and the granting of the Mill Street right of way to the Village. Upon roll call all commi^oners voted aye and the motion carried. There being no further business to oome before the board, a motioni was made by Mr. Deicke, seconded by Mr. Parisek to adjourn. "Hie meeting was so adjourned at 10:05 p.m. First Day Of School At Huntley Clayton Ebert, Hal Schott, instructors, H. J. McPheron, and Ron Tinberg check an old truck which will be the ''Guinea pig" for the new class in auto servicing. This is the first meeting of the new class in auto servicing in the Huntley High School's new shop facilitie. There are now 20 registered for the class. The boys are examining an air cleaner in a panel truck, properly of tho Huntley High School. English instructor, WUliam Miller speaks to first session of tiie college prep class in Engli!>h. He is speaking on periods of litera¬ ture. There are 14 or 15 registered in this class. This is the general music class with William Leggee, who is the instructor. It is taking place in the new general music room, which was formerly the old agriculture class room. Mn. Audria Fisher is 8hov«n with tbe second grade class. They are c*Ioring a drawing showing tbeh- summer experience*. Saiety Rules ior Students With the beginning of the new school year, the safety of ch.ildrcn entering and leaving the school grounds must bo given careful con- .¦^ideralion. The major problem to be faced is thrt cf children coming and going down Highway No. 47 and across the football field to or from school. This practice must be stopped. Chil- c'rcn walking along the highway have ccme quite close to serious accidents, reports Police Chief Rich¬ ard Nelson. The fence gate along the highway will be locked this year, which will force any child who persists in walking the highway route to go around the far northend of the fence where they can be spotted by Chief Nelson. Parents are asked by Chief Nel¬ son and school officials to urge t'leir children only to go across or along the highway at those points where Chief Nelson and Ernest Stading, Sr., mamtain patrol — namely the corner of MEun and Highway No. 47 and the crossing adjacent to the south end of the football field and Mill Street. It is hoped that everyone will do their part to improve this aspect of safety. Let's nist wait unti k is too late! Chief Nelson will be at the first PTA meeting, September 22nd, lo discuss safety. Lions Cluh Netvs The Huntley Lions Club will meet, as usual, on the 2nd and 4th Tues¬ days of each month in the Huntley American Legion Hall at 7:30 p.m. The first meeting of the year will bo held on Tues. Sept. 8. On Sept. 23, the "District 15 Golf Outing" will be held at Sartdwiclu 111. The "Outing"' is sponsored by the Lions Clubs of Sandwich and Samanauk. III. Charles Lamb has been appointed chairman for "Ladies Night" which will be held in Oct. or Nov. Details of this event will be printed at a later date. The Lions also plan to sponsor a free trip to florida agahi this year. The winner may take this trip anytime from Dec. 15, 1970 to April 15, 1971. Huntley Student Is Honored Four August graduates of Illi¬ nois State University, at Normal, have been recogrnized for high hon¬ ors achievement, while six others have been accorded honors, it was announced recently by Dr. Richard R. Bond, vice president of the uni¬ versity and dean of faculties. High honors recognition goes lo students who have an accumulated grade-point average of 3.80 to 4.00. Those with an average of 3.65 to 3.79 are graduated with honors. These students are eligible to wear a shoulder loop as a part of their academic dress if they choose to participate in the annual commence ment ceremony, whidi oomes in June. Ann Borhait Barron, 12220 W. Main, Huntley, daughter of Mr. and ^rs. Delwin Boriiart, was huiored with a B.S. in Ed in mathematics.
|Title||The Huntley Farmside|
|Creator||The Huntley Farmside|
|Coverage||Huntley, Illinois, United States|
|Description||Weekly Newspaper from the Huntley Area Public Library Collection|
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