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