Referendum Effort to Merge Two DuPage County Township Road Districts

Consolidation of township road functions is taking a new twist in DuPage County.

According to the Naperville Sun, a judge is being asked to putA  the following question on the spring ballot:

Shall the Naperville Road District and the Lisle Township Road District of DuPage County, Illinois be consolidated into one consolidated township road district?

A nonbinding referendum on the November ballot asked if Naperville residents wanted the city to take over Naperville Township’s road duties.

It got 90% of the vote.

The Naperville Township Road Commissioner favors the consolidation referendum.

Consolidation of township road functions is taking a new twist in DuPage County.

According to the Naperville Sun, a judge is being asked to putA  the following question on the spring ballot:

Shall the Naperville Road District and the Lisle Township Road District of DuPage County, Illinois be consolidated into one consolidated township road district?

A nonbinding referendum on the November ballot asked if Naperville residents wanted the city to take over Naperville Township’s road duties.

It got 90% of the vote.

The Naperville Township Road Commissioner favors the consolidation referendum.


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Referendum Effort to Merge Two DuPage County Township Road Districts — 6 Comments

  1. If you use this link, links to other stories are available.

    Read the comments also, very interesting.
    http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160811/news/160819704/

    Apparently there is other things more going on than most of us have heard about.

    The City of Naperville was trying a takeover first, then that township found a better deal with Lisle Twh.

    “The $275,000 Wojtasiak will spend on the agreement with the Lisle district is less than half the $533,500 budgeted for the agreement proposed by the city.”

    As I’ve said in the past, careful consideration is needed before jumping off the cliff when someone (like Jack) says they will save on your taxes.

  2. IN that article, it said $275,000 for 20.6 road miles?

    And also included bug spray, leaf collection and other niceties?

    Does anyone remember offhand what our local townships were charging per mile?

  3. Susan, I believe the eastern Twh’s are more and the western closer to that number, but I don’t have those numbers in my paws.

    The eastern more urban Twh’s offer more services than on the niceties list of Naperville Twh, the western less sweetness.

    I’d think somebody must have those numbers, so a good discussion should follow I’m sure.

    A few of the Daily Herald stories had three different road mileages for that Twh.

    Did you read any of the comments?

    Kind of like this blog.

    Problems Houston.

  4. I did not read any of the comments.
    Reading 2 or 3 of additional story links I saw 20.6 road miles stated, and then 49.3 lane miles, which might amount to the same thing.

  5. Hmmmm. Now, City of Naperville Mayor Steve Chirico wanted to charge residents almost TWICE what Lisle Township is charging to maintain Naperville’s unincorporated roads.

    It’s pretty clear that Mayor Chirico smelled money, which fits with his sales-tax increase and rampant over-staffing for the City of Naperville.

    But as long as Mayor Chirico has an all-puppet City Council, including his personal marionette Kevin Coyne, the residents of Naperville will continue to pay and Pay and PAY…

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