Boone County seeks voters OK for potential sale of Maple Crest Centre – News – Rockford Register Star

BELVIDERE — Voters in Boone County are being asked whether they want to give the county permission to sell the Maple Crest Care Centre located at 4452 Squaw Prairie Road.

A yes vote will authorize the county to sell the nursing home if officials deem that a sale is in the best interests of taxpayers.

Because Maple Crest was constructed after a 1969 referendum, voter approval is required in order to sell the facility. The referendum allowed the county to issue nearly $1 million in construction bonds and levy a tax for future debt service payments.

Although there is no offer to buy the facility, the county is proactively seeking the necessary authorization to avoid the need to hold a special election in the instance that the facility does go on the

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