Grafton Township Clerk Kathryn Francis is doing something that I wish all governmental bodies would do.
She is posting draft minutes to be considered at the next meeting.
For Grafton Township, that is tonight, Monday, December 15th, at 7:30 PM at the Township Hall, 10109 Vine Street, Huntley.
Now, if she would post them in a format that would allow one to copy and paste them, it would be perfect.
Of interest to taxpayers might be the following from those draft minutes of November 17th:
the November 17, 2014 draft meeting minutes:
Under the heading “Discussion and possible action on the Township Levy” appears the following:
“Trustee [Betty] Zirk wanted to make sure that we asked for more than the county said in order to capture new growth beyond the 17 million projected.
“She suggested that the Trustees request more than 2.92% in order to make sure that we capture it.
“She emphasized that if we didn’t get it now we would lose it forever.
“Supervisor [James] Kearns pointed out that regardless of what we ask for, we will likely get what the county said they would give us.
“In the end they all agreed that it might be best to ask for 3% instead of the 2.92 the county said.”
Under the heading “Discussion and possible action on the Road District Levy” appears the following:
“Road Commissioner [Tom] Poznaski said that he attended a session on Levies at the Township of Illinois.
“The speaker of the session recommended all Road Districts to request 4.99% to avoid losing the Motor Fuel Tax.
“Road Commissioner Poznaski said that is what he intends to do.”
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The maximum (in the aggegate) that can be obtained from current property next year is 1.5%, according to the Illinois Department of Revenue. See its PTELL inflation chart.