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During the November meeting of the Kane County Board we will consider many issues, but most important will be the vote on the 2018 Budget.  As we have discussed before (notably here) while Kane County makes up roughly 5% of your overall tax bill, it doesn't give us a pass on fiscal responsibility.  Due to the internal control statute, we cannot tell the various countywide elected officials how to spend their money, however, we have the ability to tell them how much they can spend.  It is our single most important responsibility as members of the County Board.  

Read more on the 2018 Budget Here


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


Up-Coming Meetings

Below are all County Board Committee meetings of which Kurt is a member:

* Committee Chairman
** Committee Vice-Chairman