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^ HUNTLEY ^<^^<^' VOLUME 14 — NUMBER 23 THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER i, 1973 — PHONE — M9-5M1 — If No Aaiwer 459.099t 459-1456 or 459-Mlt FRANK PARISEK PO 192 HUNTLEY* ILL • PAGES "BE SURE YOU ARE RIGHT, THEN GO AHEAD" — David Crockett !• ceata pat een llnliitwnonRTA In McHenry County Aerial Photo of The Landings A packed house of inte«^eeted cit¬ izens from aiU parts of the oounty attended the hearing on the creat¬ ion of a six coorty mass trcosit dis. tricL About 50 a^ioke ather as refv resentatives of their oommunity or organizalian or gave their own per¬ sonal views. The consensus of opinion was thait If there is such a district formed that McHenry County Aould lie a part of it, iwovi^ng they have representat¬ ion on the i»ard and receive a large portton of the tax funds collected in McHenry Cbunty for this project are used in this county. The word referendum or vote by the people to decide what they want to do oame up several times. Although Langhome Bond, State Secretary of TrafBpoKtBtion, who conducted the hearing for Governor I>an Widker said thH(| neerty evety- one in the sdx ooundife (Oook, Du- Page, Lake, McHenrylond WUl) Sav¬ ored the RegionBl Tnanspoctation Autority (ITA). ia »«* eight (tf me moat .Mf wh» teed- ¦i I I mii W It ¦-' '^¦IW'-^wCfeiMf'JifMii aat The C^TMtf Ldw ilayar was one who favored tiie RTA in his penonal statement He said that 860 people have monthly railroad tickets on the Noithweatem, besides the dally tkkets ptucbased. He said "ad¬ mittedly, (he immediate beoe- nts to our area may not tie equal to those received by oommudiiee doser to the central City, but as oor area develops, our need will in. crease. If we fail to paitici|iate now, we wiH be excluded from the initial plnttiing and imtAemeabation phase, a tbne crucial to our k>n«r vaage in¬ terests, and vre have no asButance Ifaat we may join at a latter date- OoaxivaiAy, we would have to joki on less deebaUe teraift" Mike Heinbaugh, Crystal Lake city council member, who spoke aa an intereated dtlzea, disagreed entirely with the ISayor. He said tbat Ci7stal Lake commutens ak-eady have the Northwestern railway, and tiiat they already are payiiv fares in excess to other locittioOB for the prii^lege of riding these traioB. Therefore, ho 9t»tetl Gry^al Lake citizens are al¬ ready contributing all tnat they would ever get if they paid taxes for the RTA. He also was against private industry being subSMfised by tax money. He said that tfae only benefits wtiJ be to tite Chics^o OTA concluded by saying "I went to out against plunising tdiead" ia tMs. . Art Farwell, mayor of Lakewood, said that he ia opposed to RTA un¬ less the county receive equitable atiare of the benefits, and have a lair refireeentialion on the board. He said tbat tbe maps that he had Been had all Angers pcdnted to the Chicago loop. But not everyone wants tft go to the loop. He is dedreous of getting "a repreaenbaiive or two on tfae board" so tbat evefytUag won't be gging to the kiop. Ron Stroupe, a member of the Huntley ViUage Board, waa one of tbe speakers. His reanite were not tiioee of a refireeeotatiiva of the Board, but of Mms^f as a isivate citizen. Mr. Stroupe was definErtely against any participadon by Huntley in the project He said Impart: "... In my judgement, all of us should oppose inclusion of Mc^Ienry Couiity 111 the RTA until we and the other pawn counties are presented with and have accepted detailed plans and binding commitments of just what is bein« pwposed and promised for us. Such plans and commitments must be aocepted by our own County and major Munici¬ pal Boards, or by the people in refer endum. If wc are forced to join the RTA against our wishes by the State Leg¬ islature, I propose that any levied taxes or other mandatad oontribut- iens should be pakI otdy under pro- teat until such plans and oonunit- ments have been made and aocepted We wai4 to do inhat'a ritft. We want to help. We want to pay our way. But we d» not want addititAal taxation without repcesentation on ihe eoBbeBME SMmA aaA inilMnt mtmi ik^^ «tit; M%. iM^e." ^ Mtiie JW—W l> iiWli^ of the Man Tnnlt ftafUMl, Htr. Strotvc •nrpriwd eome fai the gjetlin by amacmoing his intenttoa to ran for State Representative on the DenKK cradc ticket. This fad has been rumoned in Huntley for some time, but tliis was the fitist official an¬ nouncement to be nuade. State Representative Cal Skinner Jr. had taken a poll in which he asked. "Do you favor a Mass Transit Diatriot ti» the Metropolitan Chi- ago Communities?" 840 to 478 said yes. "How should Mass Transit be financed." He said- the poll is: (a) Present Sdes Tax 61% (b) Increased Tax 40% (c) Increased Motor Fued Tax 15% (d) Ta-x on ToUway Useds 52% (e) Increased Tax on Parking 66% <f) Out of the Bare Box 83% fte further stated: ihe Chioagio and Northwestern Railroad is meting a profit, its com- mattra are already puQring their own way. In fact, t3ie fare structure of the C&NW ja higher than that of ai^ oth«r i«dl$bhan nailroad. It oasts moce to io from Chicago to Fox River Grove than it does to either Elffin of Joliet although all are about the same distance fnom Chdpago. Certainly, we who ride the O&NW have no desire to become part of a mass transit district and still have to pay more than rides as of other com muter Unes- "I think either individual voters or the oounty boards of each county should be given the rigtit to decide whether they want to be in the pro¬ posed district or not. If a oase can¬ not be made good enough to con¬ vince a majoritsr. I 'S&e no reason to force my oona^toenis hi McHemy County, fbr instance, to pay some $2 million a year to subaidiie aome- thing they don't want to Ik part of." It is much as tax for Jmilor Col- leiere. 7% in real estate for taxes. I see no reason why any person la the propoaed mass itramlt disdiot should be forced to subsidize any¬ one outside of It. If a six-county Ooatlaned on Back Page THUMBS DOWN Eqdpment of Giertz-Melahn Asphalt Co., South Elgin, ftniiriies paving 3,000-foot runway, in recent aerial photo of The Landings, luxniy fly-In community being deveoloped near Huntley. Homes, priced from $73,000 to $96,500 will be built on half-acre-plus homesites in Ihe 160-aare flrat piuHM) of constructiott. Resident-owned, paved and lighted runway and taxi strip, hangar area, refoelhig facility and graas-covered tie^own area oocnpy 50 acres of tiie site. Elegmt homes hi the remainder of The Lautegi, to left, win be scfiarated from flight operations by » E^rtng-fed stneam atid the tie-down area, center, to left of runway. One of two lakes in the de- vetopmciit Is at left Hangars willbe bidit to north ot nocthwest-MKitheart taxi strip an drunwiay, right, where paved parking area, upper right, also has iieen completed- North boundary of The Landtags' hangar area is fonned by the ClUcago and North Western line from Elgfai to Hontley, la distant tiffd backgroond. Ttuo Men Charged With Theft Richard CofMns and Bruce Langal- lo were arrested Friday' by Carpen¬ tersviHe police and charge with theft by the McHenry County Shcrifrs Dept., after they allegedly took $51 belonging to Carl Burbury, 636 Brook, Elgin. AcconcMng to the Huntley Police Dept, Burbury bad cashed a check at Offie's Tavern and had left it teiying on the bar. Collins and Lan- gallo allegedly took the money from the bar and ithen passed the windows of the tavern to a waiting autamD- blle. \ Burbury got ttie license number ot the vehicle an rdeported to Of¬ ficer Caim^ Robertshaw of the Huntley Police Dept. The pain^man put out the aleit and shortly th»«- after the pair were apprehended by Carpenters viUe Poiice. AcconSqg to the Huntley Po^ Dept., Collins allegedly had the money on Mm. The case wiU oome up to tiial Sept- 10. Arrested For Carrying\ Concealed Weapon Ivan Hazehvood, 325 St. Charies.l was arrested for carrying a con-l cealed weapon at C>>lcnian's tavern* on Sopt. 2 at approximately 2:25 a.m. HunUey Police reportedly respond¬ ed to an unidentified telephwie Call¬ er who informed them ttwt a man who had a revolver wa.s at the Hunt¬ ley tavern. Chief Richard Nelson, backed up by two uniformed pa¬ trolmen erf the Himtley force enter¬ ed the tavern, disarmed the indi¬ vidual and arrested him. He will come up for trial at Oie McHenry County CoiHlhouse on Sept. 10. Missing ... Huntley Boosters Tiie Huntley athletes need and want the support of .friends and parents. Please altead the next meet¬ ing oa Sept 12 at Ihe Legion Inme at 8:00 pm. Don't let your scm down! [School Lunch Menu Menu Week of Sept. It • 14 Monday — Pizza burgers oa bun, buttered com, potato dUpe, home made chocolate cMp cookies, mUk. Tuesday — Port potUes and |p«vy, buttered steamed rice, battered green beans, buttered bread, ftvit mUk. Wedneeday — hot dogs and baked beans, mustard and. catsup, celery and carrot sticky battered com bread, mixed fruit, milk. Thursday — Beef-a-roni, Mtuce, tomato, cuccumber abtad, wfth Rus¬ sian dressing, buttered beead, raap- beny jello with Riches wUp, milk. Friday — Prosten ot«asa jaiae, tuna and noodlea, buttered green peas,. buttered breads tame made cookies, milk. GET YOUR "LDFf fim UVING" EAC»y>AY DIAL-A.
|Title||The Huntley Farmside|
|Creator||The Huntley Farmside|
|Coverage||Huntley, Illinois, United States|
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