Our recent campaign kick off at Cruisin in Gilberts was a tremendous success, surpassing our fundraising goals for the quarter, and starting us off on the right foot. My family and I am so excited to begin this next re-election cycle, because of the wonderful story Kane County has to share. We've not only kept our promises to retain a flat tax levy each year since I was first sworn in, but we have cut our debt obligation by roughly 66% at the same time. Let that sink in...an Illinois governmental entity not only holding the line on taxes, but also paying its bills. That is almost unheard of in this state!
Thank you to our sponsors, our co-hosts and all of our wonderful friends and family who came out for our event.
Turning a Dump into a World Class Cross Country Track
After several years of work, it looks like the Settlers Hill Cross Country Track will be green lit for construction. This project is a win-win for the region. We have been able to work with a non-profit group to secure management of the future facility, and have found developers willing to provide the clean fill to the County for a $250,000 profit. This offsets the additional costs of construction, which is being paid for by the funds collected from waste haulers at the now closed landfill. Once completed, the County will have a world class track, without expending a penny of tax payer dollars for the construction. This course will be open to our residents free of charge when not used for for a track meet. What a wonderful new amenity and addition to our Forest Preserve holdings.
Don't take my word for it. Read the Daily Herald Editorial
Below are all County Board Committee meetings of which Kurt is a member:
- 8/02/2017 9:00 AM - Executive
- 8/08/2017 9:00 AM - Forest Preserve
- 8/08/2017 9:45 AM - County Board
- 8/10/2017 9:00 AM - Judicial and Public Safety**
- 8/15/2017 9:00 AM - Transportation
- 8/15/2017 10:15 AM - Land/Cash Subcommittee*
- 8/15/2017 10:30 AM - Development*
- 8/29/2017 4:00 PM - Committee of the Whole
- 8/30/2017 9:00 AM - Finance and Budget
* Committee Chairman
** Committee Vice-Chairman