A Sandwich alderman is asking the Kendall County Board to consider discussing property tax relief for a property that was once planned for a waterpark but instead has set undeveloped for several years.
Alderman Les Redden went before the county board at their meeting on Tuesday evening about the property at 502 Tara St.
The east side of Sandwich is in Kendall County. Redden says the taxes are annually around $28,000 and that the city would like to have some forgiveness so that the property could be developed.
Kendall County Administrator Scott Koeppel told WSPY that the topic was previously discussed under prior administration but that no action was taken. Kendall County Board Chairman Scott Gryder suggested the board may discuss it again in an economic development committee meeting.
In other items, the board unanimously approved filing the tentative FY2019-2020 budget which officials said is balanced. County Board Member Matt Kellogg said there is no consumer price index increase taken for the third year. Administrator Koeppel attributed that balance to a few things.
County Board Member Matthew Prochaska motioned to table a further discussion and approval of the county's revised revolving loan fund recapture strategy until the next meeting.