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"?' ,0f ""'-V n'"" ^atim^ldo, !¦ VOLUME 5 — NUMBEiB 2S THUBS., SEPTEMBER 10, 1964 PHONX: 312-66»-fi6-^l (any ttme) (U no answer) 816-(58-0998 rjf^tJOOL FILE jMj-ri.KY HIGH SCHOOL HUNTLEY. ILL 6 PAOES MAILED AND DISTRIBUTED WEIEKLT 7c PER COPV Budget Hearing The annual budget hearing for the Huntley Conaolidated school District No. 158 was held last Wed- esday evening, September 2, in the school cafeteria. Approximately 26 voters from the district attended this meeting. The spol^esman for the voters v/as Mr. Charles Kries. Originally the meeting had been scheduled for the conference room at the sch¬ ool but due to he large number of citizens and taxpayers in attend¬ ance it was moved to he cafeteria. In the cafeteria, the members of he board sat at a long table at the end of the room and the citizens sat at other tables. The meeting was opened promptly at 8:00 P.M. by board president M. B. Weber. After a few preliminary remarks, the meeting was turned over to Mr. Charier Kries, representing the tax¬ payers. Mr. Kries took the floor and immediately thanked Supt. Kelly, Pres. Weber and Spc. Stading for the fine cooperation they had ex¬ tended him in obtaining the facts for the budget analises he had pre¬ pared. Mr. Kries stated that the main purpose of the group was to up¬ grade the quality as well as the quantity of education in the Hunt¬ ley school district,^^ keeping the budget within the ^l^H of the tax¬ payers' ability o pa/. He further stated that we are dangeriously close o that limi^A the present time. ^P Mr. Kries, who is a Certified Pub¬ lic Accountant, then proceeded to explain to those present that school operation were on a cash receipt and disbursement basis, that funds were divided into five different sec. tions. He txplained futher the tax levy program and how funds were obtainable. At this point Mr. Kries took the budget and went hrough it item by item. The net result of this discus¬ sion stated tha he income for the educational fund was understated by several thousand dollars and that expenses for the educational fund were duplicated in places and In other places expenses were over¬ stated and not in keeping with last year's and the previous year's act¬ ual expenses. In conclusion he bro¬ ught out that some $20,000. was made available to the budget from the educational fund. Mr. Kries ion that ample funds were available drew from these figures the conclus- for the kindergarten class for the entire year. The groups main protest at this meeting was to the Building fund. In this fund there was money Set aside for a building site. The land in question to be used for a prop¬ osed building to be voted upon later in the year on a bond issue. The budget stated $20,000. had been set aside for re-vamping the present facilities in case this bond Issue should fail as did a previous bond issue last June. Another $7,000. had been set aside in a separate account for use to purchase four acres of land if the bond issue passed at some future date. It was brought out by one of thoes present that one of these two items would be logical but not both. One of the taxpayers present ask¬ ed the board "Con we operate on the present tax rate?" The board's answer was "yes, if we don't im¬ prove ourselves." The board went on to aay that if we did not plan any additional building but kept our present program, we would be able to continue on as we have done in years past without curtail¬ ing or adding to the present educat¬ ional program. Tee next point brought up at the meeting was a question from the floor as to why the 97,000. could not be transferred from the Build¬ ing Fund to be used for education- al purpose for the use of the kinder¬ garten so that Huntley children would not be deprived of this Im¬ portant facet of education. It was explained by the board that the money could be transferred from the Building Fund into the Educat¬ ional Fund but that it would have to be repaid the following year and no advantage would be gained. It was pointed out by those pres¬ ent that savings had been effected through through Mr. Kries' analy¬ sis of the budget to provide funds for a kindergarten for the entire year. In setting up the budget for the Building Fund $9,000. had been drawn from the 1964 levy (next year's levy) to be used for build¬ ing purposes. The question was posed why this could not be done to enable Huntley children to have kindergarten for the entire year. The board stated that they would remove the $9,000. borrowed from next years tax levy and keep it in the current year's budget. This item remained unresolved between the group and the Board of Education when the meeting adjourned at 10:30. 1964 Huntley Redshin Football Schedule SEPTEMBEiR 18 — FRIDAY RICHMOND There 8:00 SEPTEMBER 25 — FRIDAY HEBRON Here 8:00 (Scout Night) OCTOBER 2 — FRIDAY GENOA There 8:00 OCTOBER 9 — FRIDAY HIAWATHA Here 8:00 (Homecoming) OCTOBER 17 — SATURDAY CENTRAL There 2:00 OCTOBER 23— FRIDAY EARLVILLE Here 7:30 ("H" Night) OCTOBER 30 — FRIDAY PAW PAW Here 8:00 (Dad's Night) NOVEMBER 7 — SATURDAY HAMPSHIRE There 2:00 Worh At Grafton Beach Grafton Hard Road Fund Approximately 2(X) sppectators atended a special meeting of the Grafton Township Board of Audi¬ tors held last Thursday evening at the Grafton Township Garage in Huntley. After calling roll Supervisor Mackebin said "As you know this is an adjourned meeting of the Grafton Township Board of Audi¬ tors", "not a new meeting" in any sensp of tho word. Meeting will (¦ome to order." Mackebin stated that the fol¬ lowing letter had been circulated in the township the preceding day. ATTENTION GRAFTON TOWNSHIP RESIDENTS The Permanent Hard Road Fund does not serve the town of Huntley, Lakewood, or the UNIN¬ CORPORATED AREAS. Yet, we all pay 17.4 cents out of every $100 assesed value; or if your property has an assessed value of $10,000, this fund costs you ap¬ proximately $17.40 per year In addition to the General Road Fund. Grafton Township is seeking passage of this Pennanent Hard Road Fund for the 9th consecutive year, while other townships have been content to seek this levy only for the five year period recom¬ mended under state statutes. We beg you now, to unite in this township, and vote NO on the Permanent Htrd Road Fund. Let's help our pensioned citizens who must sell their property or borrow the extra dollars to pay these taxes. Let's help ourselves—and oar pocketbooka. Algonquin Township has not bad a Pennanent Hard Road Fund in the past 5 years. Since their popu¬ lation is much greater that that of Grafton, and they do not need this additioned tax, why must the people of Grafton Township be burdened with it? Algonquin Township and all the townships in McHenry County were given the right to vote for or against their road budirets. We, as taxpayers in Grafton Township are entitled to this right; yet it has ben denied us tvirice. When .'issembled at a township meeting, we the electors, bec(»ne the cta-- porate authorities. Our officials must grant us the right to vote. ATTEND the ifipecial meting thiis ThursdajWBtmber Srd at 8:00 P.M. AND^DTE NO. Mackebin ooo^^eS,,. .^Ttlie pei- maneirt Hard IMR^und is not to be voted on SrSfSiis meting, be¬ cause the pennanent Hard Road Fund was properly petitioned by the Highway Commissi<Hi to the Town Clerk at our annual town meeting on the 23rd of April, 1960. The permanent Hard Road Fund was voted in by the electors and when that vote was taken it unanimously carried with it a levy of .167 and its term was for five .vears and the term of that per¬ manent Hard Road Fund will ex¬ pire next AprU. At that time the electors of Grafton Township can do one of two things if they feel they don't want a permanent Hard Road Fund. It is their alternative to vote it.out or vote it in, at their discretion. If they want to vote it out, that's O.K. If they want to extend it for another year that's O.K. too, but as of today the per¬ manent Hard Road Fund is in ef¬ fect and -will he in effect until April, 1965 and the County Clerk has Iseen levying at this tax rate and will continue to do so until it is voted out. Now as to what ob¬ jections there are to the perman¬ ent Hard Road Fund, I am sure that the large taxpayers of Graf¬ ton Township such as the railroads and utilities and some of our cus- pora tions woulid have filed tax objections over the last four years, which they have not done. They havc filed complaints or objections to almost every tax rate in the County, but the permanent Hard Road Fund is not included. The permanent* Hard Road Fund which is now in existance wUl stay in effect until next April. Now, that settles the permanent Road Fund." At this Mackeben was interupt¬ ed by a spectator to whome he replied "This is not a public meet¬ ing". The woman insisted that it was staOng "It Is sir a public meeting. We are continuing our annual meeting when we didn't get a fair hearing." Mackeben stated "The April meeting is ad¬ journed." The woman continued "Well, CONTINUED ON PAGE FIVE Pictured above are workers from the K. P. Bakley Construction Co. working on the Sanitary Sewer at Grafton Beach. When the sewer is complete, it will connect the beach with *the Lakewood and Crystal Lake seVer systems. Toll-'Free Phone to 8 Nearby To-wns The Huntley Farmside is circul¬ ating a petition to be presented to the Illinois Bell Telephone Co. to secure a larger toll free dialing area for subscribers to the Huntley telephone exchange. The petition will be presented by the Illinois Bell Telephone Co. to the Illinois commerce Commission. Acooording to Mr. Tomas Atkin of the Illinois Sell Telephone Co., the petition <is necessary in order to aeeure this larger toll free area for Huntley residents. Mr. Atkins went on tc say that instead of the •40 teleirhonea now on a toll > free basis in the Huntiey area, residents of this community would be able to call approximately 40,000 tielphones throughout an area that would in¬ clude 8 surrounding towns. The towns which would be included in the Huntley toll free area are as follows: Algonquin, Crystal Lake, Dundee, Hampshire, Piato Center, Union, Elgin, and Woodstock. ¦Las* Thursday night Mr. Atkins presented his propoeal to the Hunt¬ ley Village Board. The Village Board approved it unanimously. Mr. Atkins stated that If he toll free, area goer Into effect, there will be an additional monthly char, ge of $1.45 per resident phone and $5A)0 for a business phone in the Huntley area. f Mr. Atkins also stated that it uin>uld take approximately 18 months before the toll free area could be MttalBllshed in Huntley after la is approved by the Illinois Commerce Commission. Copies of the petition have been pUoed virith various mereliants for the convenience of those who would like to sign them and see this add¬ itional service for Huntley. Correction Last week in giving the total enrollment of the grade school the 73 kindergarten enrollment was not included. The total Kindergarten — Sth grade figure should have read 519. Celeligpte 100th Year^UaCC. Chru^ The Church is celebrating the 100th year of the building of its sanctuary which was dedicated August 22, 1864, with a "Birthday Party" on Saturday, Sept. 19th, starting at 7:30 P.M. Dr. Russel Kerr, pastor of the First Congre¬ gational Church of Elgin, will be The mortage on the Social Hall will the guest preacher at this service, be burned at this time. A social hour will follow featuring the Chur¬ ch's Senior Choir. The entire com¬ munity is invited to attend this celebration of the oldest public building In Huntley. Little League Banqluet On Saturday, September 19, at 7:30 P.M., the Huntley Legion Wlll sponsor a Little League Banquet to be held at the Fire Station. Tickets can be purchased at the Legion Home, Heine's Tap or from Oon Enstrom. Pete Ward of the Chicago White Sox will be the guets speaker. Everyone is welcome to come. Coming Event Friday, September 18 — Ist Foot¬ ball Game at Richmond 8:00 P.M. Saturday September 12 — Boys Bowl-Hi jr. bowling league starts 10:30 A.M. at Bowl-Hi Lanes. This League Is open to all boys age 9 to 17. Everyone Is welcome. Saturday. Septembsr 19, — lOOth Anniversary Birthday Celebration of the Building of the United Chur¬ ch of Chriart, Congregational. 7:30 P.M. Vesper Service, Mort¬ gage burning of social hall mort¬ gage and ao^lal hour. Rev. RusMI Kerr of Elgin, guest preacher. Saturday, September 19 — Little League Bastbeil Dinner at Hutitlsy Fire Station. Pete Ward of the Chi¬ cago Whie Sox, guest speaker. The Royal Neighhors. of Huntley Will meet on Thuraday at the home of Mrs. Anna 8anw*ll.
|Title||The Huntley Farmside|
|Creator||The Huntley Farmside|
|Coverage||Huntley, Illinois, United States|
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