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Inside "Clean Sweep Huntley" planned • Grafton Township minutes 35 cents Thursday, April 15,1999 The HmilleY Famiside A Press Publications newspaper a/ serving the Huntley community Volume 39 Issue 1 Hollywood hobos Youth members of First Congregational Church are ready to entertain crowds once again with the "Hobo Talent Show," which will be held at 7 p.m. Friday and at 6:30 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are still available for the show. For Information, call 669-3691. Tickets cost $8. The cost for children 10 and under is $5. For a story on the show, see Page 2. Incumbents win board election By Steve Brosinski Press Publications Huntley voters apparently endorsed the current village administration by re-electing the three incumbents to the Village Board. Incumbents Charlie Becker, Sue Paulsen, Susan Lamb de¬ feated two former trustees, Jack Todd and Dennis Shamhart. According to unofficial tab¬ ulations, vote totals were Paulsen 364, Lamb 376, Becker 417, Todd 280 and Shamhart 244. The three incumbents campaigned on platforms of granting special service areas and issuing tax incentives under certain conditions. Paulsen said she was glad to win a second term. "I feel really happy and thankful for the people who voted for us," Paulsen said. "I'm happy to be back with the same two people." The same five board mem¬ bers have worked together for the past two years. "The way I'm taking it is the people are pleased with the most of what we are do¬ ing," Paulsen said. Elected to his third term, Becker said he hopes the vil¬ lage slows down in attracting new development. "The thing is to slow down growth and it's a tough job," he said. "It's virtually im¬ possible to stop." Tax revenue from the stores going up on Route 47 will provide sufficient funds, he said. "With our present tax rat¬ ing, Himtley is in good stead. So now is the time to slow down and let the money come in." Lamb was unavailable for comment. Daleiden, 2 incumbents elected in District 158 By Steve Brosinski Press Pubiications Two incumbents and a new board member were elected to the School District 158 Board of Education on Tues¬ day. According to unofficial tab¬ ulations, board Vice President Gary Slagle received 662 votes, board member tSxa Skaja 619, Kevin Daleiden 593 and Liz Bednarczyk 466. Slagle, Skaja and Daleiden will serve four-year terms. Faced with s^ocketing enrollment, the district is about to break groimd for two new schools later this month. Slagle said he e:q)ects the board to seek new ways to provide space, while improv¬ ing the curriculum. "I think, obviously, what we have to look toward is a lot of growth issues," he said. Slagle said voters should plan on seeing another roimd of referendimis probably a year from November. Tired from campaigning, Skaja said she was relieved to be finished with the election and get ready to work on school issues. "I've worked hard and done good work," she said. "The most important thing is to build new classrooms and stafF them with qualified people." Meanwhile, Skaja said she would also like to see the dis¬ trict find money for an audi¬ torium. Local voters say ^no' to requests for money to build fire stations By Steve Brosinski Press Publications Voters flatly rejected the two referendimis to raise the tax rates in the Huntley Fire District and re-elected two incumbents and another new board member. According to unofficial results. Trustee Tom Man¬ ning received 811 votes and Bob Kunde received 559. Both people ran for six-year terms. Trustee Jerry Lynn Walker, who dropped out of the race April 6, was a write-in candidate for a two- year term now held by Kenneth Reiines. Candidate Dawn Ellison garnered 507 votes and candidate Stan Boncosky received 437. The two referendums that would have increased the amount of money in the fire and ambulance fire funds were defeated 585 to 764 and 620 to 708, respectively. Walker said she was dis¬ appointed the pafr of refer¬ endums failed. "I am very disappointed, but we will have to reg¬ roup," Walker said. The Huntley Fire District covers areas of Algonquin, Huntley and Lake in the Hills. Fire officials said the referendums were needed to build two new fire sta¬ tions in the Huntley and ttie Lake in the Hills area be¬ cause of the rapid growth taking place. WgJker said the district will try and find the funds to construct at least one sta¬ tion, but it will be difficult. "We're gomg to look into all areas. Obviously, the voters didn't approve of the referendums," she said. Manning, a retired Hunt¬ ley firefighter, was unavail¬ able for comment. In an earlier interview. Manning said the district should con¬ tinue pressuring Lake in the Hills and Algonquin to as¬ sess developer's fees to builders. Currentiy, Huntley charges a $500 fee, while Algonquin and Lake in the Hills charge a $50 plan re¬ view fee.
|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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