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How Kane will spend forest dollars

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The Forest Preserve District of Kane County invites the public to attend information meetings on the upcoming land acquisition and preserve improvement referendum.

The Forest Preserve Commission will hold various meetings to provide information and answer questions about the April 5 ballot question. The district is asking voters whether it should borrow and sell $30 million in general obligation bonds.

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The money would go to acquire and preserve forest and natural lands; protect wildlife habitats; enhance flood control; improve hiking and biking trails, fishing and other recreational areas; provide forest and wildlife education programs; and, improve forest preserves, wetlands and prairies.

A bond amount of $30 million would be expected to cost the average household in Kane County $13.20 annually over 20 years or $1.10 per month.

Meetings scheduled are:
• March 21 at 7 p.m. at the West Dundee Fire Department, 100 Carrington Drive, West Dundee.

• March 22 at 7 p.m. in the Geneva Public Library, 127 James St., Geneva.

• March 24 at 7 p.m. at the Pottawatomie Community Center, 8 North Ave., St. Charles.

For more information, visit kaneforest.com. There will be a list of other public meetings as details are made available.

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