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Inside 35 cents • Grafton Township minutes • Sun City grand opening The Himtlev Farmside Thursday, March 18,1999 A Press Publications newspaper«/ serving the Huntley community Volume 38 Issue 49 Del Webb weekend attracts large crowds Steve Brosinski Press Publications Being second on a list that could have historic imphcations doesn't phase Liz and Dick Vaughn the least. The retired Mount Prospect couple said they've been told when they close on their home in Sun City at 11:30 a.m. April 15, only one other person will be ahead of them. "We're going to be penny poor the same day," 65-year-old Dick said jokingly. Last weekend, the Vaughns joined hundreds of other people who also plan on making Sun City their home this year. Scores of prospective buyers also were invited to get a glimpse of the 77,000-square- foot community center, which will have an indoor swimming pool, fitness equipment and a running track. The 2,(X)0-acre senior devel¬ opment is projected to have up to 9,000 residents living in 5,500 homes. Before moving into their new "No way would we go to Florida. It's too humid, and Arizona is too hot. And that would mean moving away from the kids." Dick Vaughn Sun City homebuyer 1,862-square-foot ranch home on Oak Grove Drive, the Vaughns must sell their two- story house in Mount Prospect. They said one reason for buying a home in Huntley was to stay close to their four children and seven grandchildren. "All of our kids live in Schaumburg, Lake in the Hills and Elk Grove," Liz said. "We like living in the Midwest, and we wanted to stay here." Dick added that relocating to a warmer climate was out of the question. File Photo Tltis model, called the Petoskey, is the same style of home that Liz and Dick Vaughn plan to move into next month. "No way would we go to kids." Del Webb is now in the process Rorida. It's too humid, and Ari- Even though the sales office of trying to attract homebuyers zona is too hot. And that would and model homes have been for the busy upcoming spring mean moving away from the open to the public for months, selling season. Village seeks public input on proposed budget Steve Brosinski Press Publications The Village Board reviewed the proposed budget a week ago and now residents will have a chance to add their 2 cents. A public hearing on the proposed $5.8 million budget will be held at 7 p.m. Thurs¬ day at the Village Board chamber, across from the Huntley Tech Center. This year's budget is $5.47 million. or 5 percent less than the vil¬ lage may be spending next year. Village officials presented a proposed budget March 11 that calls for $6 million in revenues, a 3.5 percent decrease from the current fis¬ cal year. The fiscal year goes from May 1 through April 30. Village Treasurer Rita McMahon, who helped pre¬ pare the budget, said it was a "good, solid document." After all the bills are paid, the village expects to have about a $2 million balance in May, 2000. A highlight of proposed expenditures include funding for three additional police officers, $150,000 for future land acquisitions and $155,000 to be set aside for future municipal facilities. Funding to hire three new police officers is expected to come from the federal COPS grant program. The depart¬ ment is requesting new per¬ sonnel to staff community relations and a high school DARE liaison officer's posi¬ tions. If approved, the depart¬ ment's budget for salaries would go up to $850,000, compared to $524,000 spent this year. The lions share of revenues is anticipated from a 53 per¬ cent boost in building fees, which are expected to sky¬ rocket from $700,000 in the current fiscal year to $1.3 mil¬ lion next year. Other major sources of rev¬ enue include $160,000 from property taxes, $750,000 from sales taxes and $200,000 from income taxes the village receives from the state. In a separate tax increment district account, the village expects to take in $1.1 million next year and spend $1.8 mil¬ lion on unspecified projects.
|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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|Publisher||This Collection was digitized and loaded into CONTENTdm by OCLC Preservation Service Center (Bethlehem, PA) for the Huntley Area Public Library.|
|Source||Reproduction of library's print newspaper archives|