WNIJ News
1:36 am
Wed April 6, 2011

Referenda results roundup

DeKalb, IL – DeKalb County-
Hinckley
+Fire District Levy Implementation - 56% approved
Increase property tax by .15% to help pay for ambulance service.

Maple Park
-Bond Repayment Rate - rejected
Set the repayment rate for bonds in the village at a rate of $91,000 for 2011 and to have that rate increase by .5 percent in the following years.

Kane County
County Wide
+Forest District Bond Measure - 52% approved
This measure seeks to allow the district to borrow $30 million for the forest district in order to expand land holdings as well as make capital improvements on the current preserved lands. The bond would add around $12 a year to the current property tax rate for average homes in the county.

Campton Hills
-Non-Binding Fire District - 57% no
+Electricity Question - 57% yes
The first measure seeks to ask residents if a fire district should be created in the village.
The second measure seeks to ask residents if the village should aggregate electricity in order to obtain lower rates for residents and businesses.

Elburn
+Electricity Aggregation Question - 72% yes
Seeks to ask residents in their village should aggregate electricity in order to obtain lower rates for residents and businesses.

Gilberts Village
+Sale Tax Implementation - 77% yes
Seeks to implement a sales tax of 1 percent in the village in order to fund new road programs.

Maple Park
-Bond Repayment Rate - rejected
Set the repayment rate for bonds in the village at a rate of $91,000 for 2011 and to have that rate increase by .5 percent in the following years.

North Aurora
+Electricity Aggregation Question - 60% approved
Seeks to ask residents in their village should aggregate electricity in order to obtain lower rates for residents and businesses.

Sugar Grove
+Electricity Aggregation Question - 57% yes
Kendall County -

Oswego
-Senior Services Levy Increase- 65% no
This measure seeks to raise property taxes in the township by .15 percent in order to pay for Senior Service programs offered in the township as well as maintenance to the senior service building.

Yorkville -
-Bike Trail Bond Measure - 56% no
This measure will be the second attempt by the city to get voter approval of a bond which would go towards funding bike trails throughout the city. The bond would be in the amount of $1 million but a portion of it would be paid for by the state as some proposed bike trails would be along major highways.

+Sales Tax Increase - 55% yes
This measure seeks to increase the city sales tax by a rate of 1 percent making the total tax 8.25 percent if it is approved. The money generated from this tax addition would likely go towards helping to pay off the sewer bond since the city does not have other revenue sources to pay the bond.

LaSalle County -
Earlville
-School District Levy Increase- 12 more voted "no" than "yes"
This measure seeks to increase the local property tax rate by $1.40 per $100 of assessed property value. The money would be used to ensure school services and programs continue to be offered.

McHenry County -
Fox River Grove -
+Electricity Aggregation Question - 55% yes

Harvard -
+Electricity Aggregation Question - 67% yes

Lakemoor -
+Term Limit Implementation - 66% yes
Seeks to implement term limits, both trustees and presidents would only be able to serve three consecutive terms in office.

McHenry -
- Treasurer Appointment Question - 67% no
This measure will ask residents if they want to allow the Mayor and corporate authorities to appoint the City Treasurer for an indefinite term.

-School District Bond Measure - 84% no
This measure seeks to create a bond in the amount of $8 million in order to help pay for services and programs offered in the school as well as help pay for salaries.

Winnebago County -

Rockford -
+ Sales Tax Renewal Question 74% yes
This measure seeks to renew the current sales tax rate in the city which is set at 8.25 percent. In 2007 voters approved a one percent increase which will expire this year so if it is not renewed then the sales tax rate would go back down to 7.25 percent.