Letter: Forest Preserve improvement referendum an opportunity to positively shape the future of our communities

By on March 17, 2011

On April 5, we will have an opportunity to positively shape the future of our communities by supporting the Kane County Forest Land Acquisition and Preserve Improvement Referendum. The cost is only $1 a month for an average Kane County home.

Studies from around the country show that natural areas like forest preserves positively impact property values of nearby homes. People like living near open space and are willing to pay a premium.

Besides enhancing the real estate values of existing homes, forest preserves and other natural areas influence the evolving character of Kane County. More aesthetic surroundings and favorable living environments upgrade the quality of homes constructed.

Eager to recruit and retain employees, businesses with high paying jobs seek communities offering a high quality of life. I would like to see our young people have the option of those employment opportunities in Kane County.

Land is being offered for sale at a fraction of the cost from a few years ago. We must act now to preserve the last remaining open spaces and natural lands for our children and grandchildren before the land becomes too expensive again or lost forever.

Join me in charting a beneficial course for our county and legacy for our children by voting “yes” for the Forest Preserve Land Acquisition and Preserve Improvement Referendum.

Shauna Wiet
Kane County Neighbors
for Open Space,
Clean Water and Clean Air

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