Small Tax Hike Referendums Fail

Tax Hike referendums in Hebron Township and the Village of Greenwood were trounced.

Here is the Hebron Township question:

Shall the extension limitation under the Property Tax Extension Limitation
Law for Hebron Township, McHenry County, Illinois, be increased from the
lesser of 5% or the percentage increase in the Consumer Price Index over the
prior levy year to 7.31% per year for 2018?
___ Yes ___ No

(1) For the 2018 levy year the approximate amount of the additional
tax extendable against property containing a single family residence and
having a fair market value at the time of the referendum of $100,000 is
estimated to be $4.15.

(2) Based upon an average annual percentage increase in the market
value of such property of 4.7%, the approximate amount of the additional
tax extendable against such property for the 2019 levy year is estimated to be
$4.35 and for the 2020 levy year is estimated to be $4.55.

With all of the precincts reporting, it failed 2-1.

The Village of Greenwood put this question on the ballot:

Shall the VILLAGE OF GREENWOOD, McHenry County, Illinois be
authorized to levy a new tax for roadway maintenance purposes and to
have an additional tax of .25% of the equalized assessed value of the taxable
property therein extended for such purposes?
___ Yes ___ No

It is failing 2-1 with 805 of the precincts reporting.

The Marengo Park District put forth an advisory referendum asking about taxing to open the pool.

Here is the question:

Advisory – Non-Binding Referendum

Re-opening the pool located within Indian Oaks Park of the Marengo Park
District will require a significant property tax increase in order to pay the
costs of investigating the current state of the pool, repairing and rebuilding
the pool and maintaining it in the future.

Should the investigation of the current state of the pool be approved, an
additional significant property tax increase will be required to pay for the
rebuilding, repairing and maintaining of the pool for the future.
Do you support investigating the re-opening of the pool located within
Indian Oaks Park of the Marengo Park District, which, if re-opened, will
require a significant increase in the property taxes?

And if so, would you approve a significant increase to your property taxes
to acquire monies not exceed $150,000 to pay for the investigation of the
current state of the pool.
___ Yes ___ No

It failed almost 3-1.


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