48.37% Average Increase in Road & Bridge Funds
Today McHenry County Blog is revealing numbers for Township Road Districts.
In summary from 2002 to 2016:
The Consumer Price Index (CPI) has increased by 33.8%.
County Population increased by 10.55%.
County Assessments have increased 29.44%.
Township Road District tax collections increased by 48.37%.
A levy increase more than 33.8% and identifies government bodies that are living beyond the taxpayers’ ability to pay OR the voters approved referendums which increased levies.
- Dorr Township takes the prize as leader with levy increase of 368.52%, four times the amount as the next highest taxers.
- Dunham Township residents saw the least amount of increase from their Road Commissioners. At 15.33%, levy increases are well below CPI.
The contents of the table below were extracted from the McHenry County display of property taxes for 2002 and 2016.
Part 1 on McHenry County numbers can be found here: Comparing McHenry County Propery Tax 2002 Versus 2016-Part 1.
Part 2 on Library & Park district numbers can be found here: Comparing Library and Park District Tax 2002 Versus 2016-Part 2.
Part 3 on Fire district numbers can be found here: Comparing Fire District Tax 2002 Versus 2016-Part 3
Part 4 on School district numbers can be found here: Comparing School District Property Taxes 2002 Through 2016-Part 4
Part 5 on Township numbers can be found here: Comparing Township Property Taxes 2002 Versus 2016-Part 5