Why Raising The State Income Tax Doesn’t Work


The nine states with no personal income tax gained $113.17 billion in adjusted gross income between 2000 and 2010; the nine states with the highest personal income tax rates lost $90.05 billion over the same period.


Seeking Nominations for “Citizen Volunteer of the Year” Award

Hello All,

One piece of information from the previous board meeting is that the Northern Kane County Chamber of Commerce is looking for nominees for their new “Citizen Volunteer of the Year” award.  

They are looking for unsung heroes and behind-the-scenes volunteers who selflessly give their time and effort to worthy causes in the area.  

If you know of someone who fits that description, please contact either myself, another village board member or a representative of the Northern Kane County Chamber of Commerce.  



Board Meeting Recap – August 6, 2013

Hello Everyone,

One of the topics covered in this meeting included amending the code for businesses with liquor licenses so they have identical hours for both Friday and Saturday nights.

Another ordinance was amended to more easily allow for movies in the park at Carpenter Park.  It’s important to note that permits for this will be free.  Judging by the participation in the first Movie in the Park event, this will continue to be a fun (free) family night out.

New business included discussion on ways to help property owners improve their buildings.

From the agenda: Read more of this post

Board Meeting Recap – July 16, 2013

Hello Everyone,

This was another relatively routine board meeting with only two items of new business: approval of some new home designs for the Winchester Glen development and acceptance of a bid to paint the Silverstone water tower.

The water tower painting is being done as preventative maintenance to avoid a much more costly repainting down the road (like the Randall Rd. tower).  While still expensive Read more of this post

Board Meeting Recap – July 9, 2013

Hello All,

This was a special village board meeting called outside the normal schedule of meetings, help primarily to address an issue in Executive Session.

The consent agenda approved the purchase of a couple new police Interceptor vehicles, which they use as frontline vehicles for patrol.  In the future, I would like to see Read more of this post

Board Meeting Recap – June 18, 2013

Hello Everyone,

This was a relatively uneventful meeting with the exception of the passage of ordinance regulations regarding medical marijuana dispensaries.  Both trustee Pat Schultz and myself had some further comments regarding our disappointment with the intentions of state representatives to use a prescribed medication as a revenue source for their giant budget deficit.

Video of the meeting can be viewed Read more of this post

Board Meeting Recap – June 4, 2013

Hello All,

I’m disappointed to report that my prefect attendance was broken at this village board meeting.  I had a conflicting meeting for work in New York City that could not be avoided or changed to another date, so I was unable to attend.

Knowing I would be missing this meeting, I did email other village board members to lend my support to the ordinance amending village ordinance for home daycares.  We currently have a very well run home day care in the village that would like to slightly expand their business but were unable to because the ordinances were more restrictive than the state standard.  This change brings village ordinance in line with the state standards and allows this particular day care to better fill a need within the community. Read more of this post

Board Meeting Recap – May 21, 2013

Hello Everyone,

Highlights from this meeting include authorization for the purchase of a recycling asphalt hot patcher, which will allow village staff to fill potholes and better maintain roads all 12 months of the year.  The previous equipment had temperature limitations that meant staff couldn’t fill potholes during the depths of the winter months.  Additionally, this new patcher will use recycled asphalt – which will save residents thousands of dollars per year.

Other topics included discussion of the Carpenter Park master plan and a vote on allowing honey bee hives in the village.

I was the lone ‘no’ vote on amending the ordinance that currently bans bee hives from the yards of residents and Read more of this post

Board Meeting Recap – May 7th, 2013

Hello All,

I’m in the process of getting my website up to speed since we have numerous things coming up and wanted to start by posting the links to village board meetings.

Highlights of this board meeting, for me at least, was me taking the oath of office for my first elected term.

We also discussed the Read more of this post