On April 4th, two questions will appear on the county-wide ballot pertaining to the Champaign County Nursing Home.
Don’t Forget To Vote!
First is a proposed property tax increase specifically funding the nursing home. The Champaign County Farm Bureau Opposes the property tax increase. As stated by the county, this would create a short-term fix in total of 2.4 million dollars annually. This is a 6-7 year outlook that does not address the long-term sustainability of the home.
A second question will ask the voter to provide the Champaign County Board the option to sell the nursing home. The Champaign County Farm Bureau Supports the question asking the voter to give the option to the County Board to sell the nursing home. Your vote is not to sell the nursing home, but to give the County Board the option to sell it. Only then if 2/3 (majority vote) of the County Board vote yes, would the nursing home be sold. Approving this only adds an option to the county’s toolbox as it pertains to the nursing home.