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posted: 9/17/2012 5:00 AM

No need for park district tax hike

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The aspect of our elected leaders being cost-conscious is totally lost by projecting costs above current high tax dollars now levied; unfortunately it's on the national, state, county (levels) and as well for our Arlington Heights Park District; and possibly soon the tax-based pension programs turned back onto school systems.

A surprise to me was the Arlington Heights Library is making changes, called updates, they indicate they have been overtaxing (saving thereof) for future development changes.

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Now it would be practical for the Arlington Heights Park District to conserve a portion of current collected tax funds (saving thereof) and when funds are adequate identify segmental improvements.

In addition, the AHPD (Executive Director) Steve Scholten indicates they allowed oversubscription on programs and had to refund near $40,000.

I would suggest your management should direct for positive not-to-exceed the practical number of persons for any singular program; and then deal with the wrath of not being able to supply services.

This is a much simpler solution; rather than attempting to identify it as having to enlarge any service being a justification for increased levy!

It may well be that the Commissioners Smith and Whisler are more in tune with our current economy, voting NO!

There is a need to vote 'NO' on this referendum in November; it is overtaxation!

Donald Schmidgall

Arlington Heights

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