UPDATE: 9 Referendums on Nov. 6 Ballot in Kane County

UPDATE: 9 Referendums on Nov. 6 Ballot in Kane County

  • Editor’s Note: This article is part of a series about Nov. 6 General Election information posted on the Kane County Clerk’s Office website. Kane County Connects encourages citizens to take part in the election process and to seek multiple sources to inform their voting decisions.

There are nine referendums on the Nov. 6 ballot in various taxing bodies of Kane County, according to the Referendums page of the Kane County Clerk’s Office website.

Here’s a recap:

The Batavia Library District will ask voters to weigh in on a proposition to increase the limiting rate. The referendum reads as follows:

Shall the limiting rate under the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law for the Batavia Public Library District, Kane and DuPage Counties, Illinois, be increased by an additional amount equal to 0.07% above the limiting rate for library purposes for levy year 2017 and be equal to 0.440060% of the equalized assessed value of the taxable property therein for levy year 2018?|(1) The approximate amount of taxes extendable at the most recently extended limiting rate is $3,501,606.62, and the approximate amount of taxes extendable if the proposition is approved is $4,163,965.33.|(2) 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 $23.33.|(3) If the proposition is approved, the aggregate extension for 2018 will be determined by the limiting rate set forth in the proposition, rather than the otherwise applicable limiting rate calculated under the provisions of the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law commonly known as the Property Tax Cap Law.

The city of Batavia has a public question on the ballot. Click this link for information on the city of Batavia’s website.

The question reads:

Shall the City of Batavia cease to be a home rule unit?

Blackberry Township Road District is seeking a limiting rate increase. The resolution reads:

Shall the limiting rate under the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law for the Blackberry Township Road District, Kane County, Illinois, be increased by an additional amount equal to 0.08% above the limiting rate for road district purposes for levy year 2017 and be equal to 0.25833% of the equalized assessed value of the taxable property therein for levy year 2018?

Elgin Township is seeking voter approval for a tax levy to support community mental health facilities. It reads:

Shall Elgin Township establish and maintain community mental health facilities and services including facilities and services for the person with a developmental disability or a substance use disorder and levy therefore an annual tax of not to exceed 0.15%?

The Fox River & Countryside Fire-Rescue District has an extension-limit resolution on the Nov. 6 ballot. It reads:

Shall the extension limitation under the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law for the Fox River & Countryside Fire/Rescue District, Kane and DuPage Counties, Illinois, be increased from the lesser of 5% or the percentage increase in the Consumer Price Index over the prior levy year to  60% per year for the 2018 levy year?

The Hampshire Fire District has a resolution that seeks to create a new tax rate for emergency and rescue funding. It reads:

Shall the Hampshire Fire Protection District, Kane and DeKalb Counties, Illinois, be authorized to levy a new tax for emergency and rescue crews and equipment purposes and have an additional tax of .10% of the equalized assessed value of the taxable property therein extended for such purposes?(1) The approximate amount of taxes extendable at the most recently extended limiting rate is $1,611,202, and the approximate amount of taxes extendable if the proposition is approved is $1,847,123.|(2) 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 $33.33.

Harper Community College is asking voters to approve a resolution to acquire property, renovate existing buildings and to issue bonds up to $180 million. The district is primarily located in Cook County but includes a small portion of Kane County.

Shall the Board of Trustees of William Rainey Harper Community College District No. 512, Counties of Cook, Kane, Lake and McHenry and State of Illinois, acquire real property, build and equip new buildings, build and equip additions to and alter, equip, repair and renovate existing buildings of the District and issue the bonds of said Community College to an amount not to exceed $180,000,000 for said purposes?

Kaneville Township is seeking approval of a resolution regarding collection, disposal, composting and recycling of garbage, refuse and ashes for residents of the unincorporated areas. The resolution reads:

Shall Kaneville Township, Kane County, Illinois, be authorized to exercise the powers of the “Township Refuse Collection and Disposal Act” (60 ILCS 1-210 et seq.) to enter into a contract for the collection, disposal, composting and recycling of garbage, refuse and ashes for residents of the unincorporated areas of Kaneville Township?

Pingree Grove & Countryside Fire District is proposing to issue $8.5 million general obligation bonds to build two new fire stations. The resolution reads as follows:

Shall the Pingree Grove and Countryside Fire Protection District, Kane County, Illinois, build and equip two new fire stations and issue its bonds to the amount of $8,500,000 for the purpose of paying the costs thereof?

Referenda

District
Election Date
Summary
Referenda Type
Pass/Fail
Batavia Public Library District 11/6/2018 PROPOSITION TO INCREASE THE LIMITING RATE Resolution
Blackberry Township Road District 11/6/2018 Shall the limiting rate under the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law for the Blackberry Township Road District, Kane County, Illinois, be increased by an additional amount equal to 0.08% above the limiting rate for road district purposes for levy year 2017 and be equal to 0.25833% of the equalized assessed value of the taxable property therein for levy year 2018? Resolution
City of Batavia 11/6/2018 Shall the City of Batavia cease to be a home rule unit? Public Question
Fox River & Countryside Fire-Rescue District 11/6/2018 Shall the extension limitation under the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law for the Fox River & Countryside Fire/Rescue District, Kane and DuPage Counties, Illinois, be increased from the lesser of 5% or the percentage increase in the Consumer Price Index over the prior levy year to  60% per year for the 2018 levy year? Resolution
Hampshire Fire District 11/6/2018 PROPOSITION TO CREATE A NEW TAX RATE FOR EMERGENCY AND RESCUE FUND PURPOSES Resolution
Harper CC 512 11/6/2018 Shall the Board of Trustees of William Rainey Harper Community College District No. 512, Counties of Cook, Kane, Lake and McHenry and State of Illinois, acquire real property, build and equip new buildings, build and equip additions to and alter, equip, repair and renovate existing buildings of the District and issue the bonds of said Community College to an amount not to exceed $180,000,000 for said purposes?
Resolution
Kane County 11/6/2018 SHALL KANE COUNTY OPPOSE THE ILLINOIS GENERAL ASSEMBLY INSTITUTING A 1% ANNUAL REAL ESTATE TAX ON THE FAIR MARKET VALUE OF YOUR PROPERTY TO PAY STATE UNFUNDED LIABILITIES? Advisory Question
Kaneville Township 11/6/2018 PROPOSITION TO AUTHORIZE ENHANCED TOWNSHIP AUTHORITY FOR REGULATION OF REFUSE COLLECTION AND DISPOSAL Resolution
Pingree Grove & Country Side Fire District 11/6/2018 PROPOSITION TO ISSUE $8,500,000 GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS Resolution

SOURCE: Kane County Clerk’s Office website