Letter: Frequently asked questions about Rob Roy Drainage Districts
By Elburn Herald
on July 28, 2011
The district sent a mailing to all property parcel owners regarding the requests for maintenance to the courts for August 2011.
The district has asked for a flat rate of $10 per residential parcel for its annual maintenance assessment, as well as $5.14 per acre on agricultural lands, an amount that has not changed since 1979, when the assessment was set at approximately $1 per acre.
In 2009 and 2010, properties were assessed at 3.87 cents per property pin number.
From 1980 to 2009, there were zero assessments being made to keep this district operational.
The situation changed in 2008 when events not in control of the district occurred that required our attention.
Additionally, through the efforts of Kane County, the district has been able to participate in a larger county bond issue for us to borrow money from the bond, guaranteed by the farm properties in the agricultural lands annual repayment assessment of $6.73 per acre over 20 years to effect repairs to the district’s tile system, which has been in place since 1906.
There will be zero dollars assessed to the residential property owners for the bond repayment program.
Questions can be directed to the district office, at Rob Roy Drainage District II, P.O. Box 465, Sugar Grove, 60554.
Rob Roy Drainage District