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8-13-2012 – Update Bourbonnais Township Park District Sticks it to taxpayers again

UPDATING 8-20-2012
Revisit the June and July events:

by Darrel Bruck |
Posted by kankakeegazette.com staff News & OpinionJune 9, 2012 12:46 p.m.

The Bourbonnais Township Park District is currently at the maximum debt level allowed under the Tax Cap Law.

They have now come up with a creative financing plan to borrow an additional $3.1 million dollars to buy Hidden Cove and park upgrades. This will keep maximum taxation on property owners for years to come.

BTPD Board members:

Wayne Delabre: 815-932-2377
Brian Hebert: 815-932-2896
Dennis Lehnus: 815-929-9636
John Betts: 815-939-0241
Donna Brown: 815-933-6477

Planning to purchase another apparently
failed business!

Let the voters decide how to spend
their own tax dollars!

The Bourbonnais Township Park District is currently at the maximum debt level allowed under the Tax Cap Law.

They have now come up with a creative financing plan to borrow an additional $3.1 million dollars to buy Hidden Cove and park upgrades. This will keep maximum taxation on property owners for years to come.

This is on top of the millions spent for the Lumber Yard Baseball field, Recreation Station, Skyline Road swamp land, $800,000 Iowa Barn and other facilities.

This is a continuation of the Park District’s long history to obligate property owners to never-ending debt levels. BTPD shows no regard for the economic pains business owners and residents have experienced over the last five years.

The original formation of the BTPD was to preserve the Perry Farm, not empire building!

Illinois law gives registered voters in the district the right to sign a petition to put this kind of additional borrowing on the ballot in the form of a binding referendum.

The park district includes the Villages of Bourbonnais, Bradley and rural Bourbonnais Township.

We need your help to get 2000 signatures of registered voters by Wednesday June 20.

You can go to the following businesses to sign a copy of the petition:
— Larimer & O’Connor 729 W. Broadway, Bradley, 815-932-7493;
–Alexander Equipment Rental, 1511 Commerce Dr. Bourbonnais, 815-933-2122 and
–RR&J Rentals, 422 N. Kennedy Dr., Bradley, 815-939-0500.

To help collect signatures, download and print copies of the Referendum Petition and the Instructions. Make as many blank copies as you want.

Deadline to collect petitions from circulators is Wednesday June 20. Call 815-933-9696 or email dwb70@aol.com when you are done collecting signatures. We will present all the petitions.

Hidden Cove Sportsplex, Bourbonnais, IL
Why have 2 owners failed to make a go of Hidden Cove? Bourbonnais Township Park Dist. decided you should be the 3rd!

If you want to decide for yourself, sign the referendum petition to put this on the ballot November 6.

You can go to the following businesses to sign the petition:
Larimer & O’Connor 729 W. Broadway, Bradley, 815-932-7493; Alexander Equipment Rental, 1511 Commerce Dr. Bourbonnais, 815-933-2122 and RR&J Rentals, 422 N. Kennedy Dr., Bradley, 815-939-0500.

Want to help collect signatures? Download and print copies of the Referendum Petition and the Instructions.

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One thought on “8-13-2012 – Update Bourbonnais Township Park District Sticks it to taxpayers again

  1. Darrel Bruck is a treasure to Kankakee County. His persistence in providing documented information and encouraging open and honest government contributes to the well-being of all who live here.

    Posted by J. Millard | June 30, 2012, 1:23 pm

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