Property taxes raised again by Winnebago County Board

Sept. 29, the Winnebago County Board, under the leadership of incumbent Chairman Scott Christiansen, voted 23-3 to raise property taxes for the second time in one year! This time, it is 8 cents per $100 assessed valuation. Only Strathman, Pollack and Schultz voted against the raise. Since the Winnebago County Board seems to be out of touch with local citizens’ financial concerns, I, for one, think a new approach is in order. Because of “redistricting,” all 20 new county board seats will be up for election in the March 20, 2012, primary. Perhaps it’s time for new challengers to run for a Winnebago County Board rep seat. The deadline is late November, and it only takes 35 good signatures on petition forms to put “YOUR” name on the March ballot (but get some spares in case of signature challenges). If you don’t like the way your rep has been voting, maybe it’s your turn to run to represent your district. I’ve decided “It’s Time” for me to run on the Republican ticket for Winnebago County Board chairman. I hope you’ll consider “voting with your feet” by collecting your petition signatures and making Winnebago County Board something we can be proud of. Whether motivated by patriotism or frustration, I hope you’ll stand up for your civic duty and privilege. Let’s make a difference. “It’s Time!”

Mike Castronovo

From the Oct. 26-Nov. 1, 2011, issue

One thought on “Property taxes raised again by Winnebago County Board

  • Oct 28, 2011 at 8:44 am

    To be fair, I thought Christianson was doing a good job holding down taxes until this year. Suddenly, he’s giving away money to the Park District and raising taxes.

    Time for Scott to be retired by the voters.

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