A press release from Spring Grove Village Trustee candidate Steve Bishop:
Spring Grove Trustee Candidate Steven Bishop Takes A Stand Against Property Tax Increase
Unfunded State mandates and rising expenses are straining local budgets.
In Spring Grove, the Village Board placed a referendum on the ballot for a property tax increase to insure they meet their expenses.
“I believe there is enough room under the current tax cap to avoid a property tax increase. The Board is taking an extremely conservative stand financially, and is concerned that the stagnant economy will not provide the needed revenue growth in the future.”
Bishop further said,
“The majority of my neighbors are against a property tax increase and I believe it is the responsibility of the Board to serve the wishes of the people.
“The referendum will fail to pass and the Village Board will continue to spend within the current constraints as they have in recent years, without raising property taxes.”
Steven Bishop is the former Antioch Township Chairman and is returning to an active roll in the community with his run for Trustee in Spring Grove.
He is no stranger to working with limited budgets as he found a way to make ends meet while working as a board member with a number of volunteer organizations.
Steven further added:
“I know this can be done. I will be working with the Village Board and our Village President to encourage greater economic development that will generate the revenue needed to offset the recent rise in expenses.”