Local pilots are upset with an additional $23 per month fee for electricity.
- Tim Kane
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Some local pilots think that residents should be asked to chip in for the day-to-day operations at the village-owned Lake in the Hills Airport. Mike Carzoli, president and owner of Blue Skies Flying Services located at the Lake in the Hills Airport, suggested the airport is a boon to the local economy and the village should consider a property-tax levy so the owners of airplanes do not bear all the financial burden of running the place. A group of pilots asked village board trustees at Tuesday night’s Committee of the Whole meeting to meet with them and discuss the matter. Mark Zakula of Algonquin owns a hangar at the airport, pays a $187 ground lease and was disturbed by the $23 fee tacked onto his January bill. “Nowhere in the lease is …
Some key highlights of last night's meeting.
The village board passed the Property Tax Levy for 2010. The amount will not increase, but will remain the same as the past two consecutive years—$5.6 million dollars. The village's contract with Waste Management will expire summer 2011. The sticker price has been frozen for the past five years, but the village is anticipating Waste Management's price will increase. The village is in the works to negotiate a new contract that will not rise too dramatically. Starting next week the village will conduct its snowplow driver training. Due to the retirement of one driver, drivers will learn new routes and village residents can expect to see snowplow trucks driving around the village for a dry-run. As part of the Tobacco Enforcement Program, …