There are three tax freeze referendums.
Well, not exactly.
They are actually advisory referendums in Lakewood, Fox River Grove and Cary.
Shall each taxing body located partially or wholly within the corporate limits of the Village of Lakewood be required to seek voter approval by referendum prior to increasing its annual total property tax levy?
Cary’s and Fox River Grove’s read,
Shall each taxing body located partially or wholly within the corporate limits of the Village of Fox River Grove be required to seek voter approval by referendum prior to increasing its annual total property tax levy?
Missing from the Crystal Lake High School District 155 territory are Crystal Lake and Prairie Grove, plus unincorporated areas.
Strangely, people in Crystal Lake don’t seem to be as worried about real estate taxes as do folks elsewhere.
How else can one explain the widespread support (as shown by yard signs and volunteers going door-to-door) for the advisory referendum to build a new library costing an average of $132 per year ($200,000 home assumed) until the 20-year bond is paid off?
Saturday afternoon, the prime mover of the Lakewood referendum, Trustee Paul Serwatka, was in my neighborhood passing out information on the measure.
What he distributed is found below:
I should add that Americans for Prosperity made a robo-call to Lakewood residents on Saturday in support of the referendum.