$3,729,762.70 is the amount that Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Andrew Gasser will ask be levied for the Road District next year.
This year, $3,926,154.18–almost $200,000 more–was extracted from property owners in Algonquin Township.
Gasser proposes cutting the budget proposed by predecessor Bob Miller by 5%.
In year before Miller’s last year, he levied $4,049,030.71, so in his last year in office he cut taxes by 3%.
Here is what Gasser published on his web site:
When you elected me to by your Algonquin Township Highway Commissioner I made several promises with you.
To date I have kept them all and today is no exception.
Our property taxes are outrageous and I am cutting the levies I have control over.
This morning I forwarded on to the Algonquin Township Supervisor, Clerk, and Trustees a very fiscally responsible property tax cut of five (5) percent for 2017 to be collected in 2018 for the Algonquin Township Highway Department.
The tax levy will be voted on November 8th, 2017 at 7 PM at the Algonquin Township monthly meeting. Please click here to open up the draft tax reduction ordinance in PDF format.
With over $2.6 million in cash reserves we have the money to offer this reasonable request.
We are also releasing our levy in a searchable PDF format which is new.
I am quite certain that we can continue our fiscally responsible policies and lower levies in future years while maintaining the high level of service we enjoy.