Forest preserve to hold meetings on space referendum

GENEVA—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 throughout Kane County 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.

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 currently scheduled include:
• Monday, March 21, 7 p.m. at the West Dundee Fire Department, 100 Carrington Dr., West Dundee, IL.
• Tuesday, March 22, 7 p.m. in the Geneva Public Library, 127 James St., Geneva.
• Thursday, March 24, 7 p.m. at the Pottawatomie Community Center, 8 North Ave., St. Charles.

Visit www.kaneforest.com. There will be a list of public meetings available.